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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke February 24, 2021

No, Joe Biden didn’t tweet this about Coca-Cola and minorities

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  • Joe Biden didn’t tweet this.

The Coca-Cola company has faced some backlash for recently directing employees to a diversity training that encouraged them to "try to be less white." 

A fake Joe Biden tweet followed. 

"I’m proud to see Coca-Cola educate their staff in cultural reappropriation," begins what looks like a tweet from the president’s verified @JoeBiden account. "The disconnect is because the way white people talk leaving minorities confused. Black people communicate a certain way and me and my staff know how those kinds of people talk and it’s time white people learn to do the same. #justforthetasteofit #dietcoke."

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The tweet in the Facebook post, which exceeds Twitter’s 280-character limit, does not appear in Biden’s Twitter accounts, @JoeBiden, @POTUS, and @WhiteHouse. 

It also doesn’t appear in a ProPublica database of deleted tweets from the president’s accounts. 

Such a tweet would have drawn wide news coverage but there is nothing to support that Biden actually said this. 

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