‘It’s more like the American Horror Story’: Twitter users fire back as Biden admin marks its one-year anniversary

The Biden administration is seeking to paint a positive narrative as it marks the one-year anniversary since the president took the oath of office.

“One year ago, we started to write an American story of hope, not fear. Of unity, not division. Of light, not darkness. An American story of decency and dignity. Of love and of healing. Of greatness and of goodness. May this be the story that continues to guide us forward,” a tweet on on the president’s @JoeBiden Twitter account declares.

Many people on social media pushed back when responding to the tweet.

“You’ve done a fabulous job achieving the exact opposite,” one person declared.

“It’s more like the American Horror Story,” another person opined.

“That’s all it is. A story. #fiction,” Starnes Media Group managing editor Caleb Parke wrote.

“Your entire focus has been on division. All. Of. It,” someone else tweeted.

Biden, who has been facing poor job approval polling for some time, is heading into the second year of his presidency on the heels of a year that has been marked by issues such as rising inflation, a chaotic and widely-criticized withdrawal from Afghanistan, and failed attempts to get Congress to pass some of his legislative priorities including so-called “voting rights” legislation and the massive Build Back Better spending plan.

During a lengthy press conference on Wednesday, the president claimed that “enormous progress” has been made during his first year, and when asked whether the U.S. is more unified now than when he entered office, he said, “yes, but it’s not nearly unified as it should be.”

Alex Nitzberg