As the the Taliban regains control of Afghanistan, some right-wing Twitter users have found something significantly less important to focus on: The White House clocks.
On Sunday, The White House official Twitter account shared an image of U.S. President Joe Biden meeting with his national security team and senior officials over a video call, discussing the ongoing situation in Afghanistan. However some conservative skeptics are doubtful of the photo’s validity, specifically citing the world clocks as “evidence.”
This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear u… https://t.co/9uG3nBq2rO— The White House (@The White House) 1629052332
The digital clocks displayed in the photo show the time in London as 16:29, and Moscow at 19:29 — which would indicate there is a three hour time difference between the two cities when the actual current difference is only two. Like clockwork (no pun intended), “Moscow” and “London” were trending on Twitter, as conspiracy theorists presumed the photo must have been a fake.
“Ummmm either their clocks are wrong (doubtful) or this is an old photo just recycled and not even from this weekend. There’s currently only 2 hours between London and Moscow. What’s actually going on,” one Twitter user asked.
@WhiteHouse Ummmm either their clocks are wrong (doubtful) or this is an old photo just recycled and not even from… https://t.co/cZaoZRceW2— Matt Kleinholz (@Matt Kleinholz) 1629084172
Others allege it’s actually a photo from earlier this year.
Kyle Becker, a former producer at Fox News who has appeared on Newsmax and OANN, also took to Twitter to air his grievances with the clocks.
Recent White House photos show a 3-hour time diff. b/w London & Moscow. There are a few good explanations for this.… https://t.co/y9yPgqaN07— Kyle Becker (@Kyle Becker) 1629084453
“Either Camp David’s clocks are wrong or the photos are from before March 28, when London went ahead on Daylight Savings Time, but Moscow didn’t. This is *fine.*”
Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering also questioned the clocks, claiming the White House is “not replying to questions about tit.”
The clock question from Camp David photos is gaining momentum. Fox featured the question at 7 a.m. The question i… https://t.co/9mPP3pzoBc— Charlie Spiering (@Charlie Spiering) 1629116432
Several variations on the theories spread on the social platform.
Note the time in London and Moscow on the clocks. Clocks show 3 hour time difference. However, there is currently… https://t.co/P7srYe6Bru— Real Developments (@Real Developments) 1629080872
Whoa. He’s right. Currently, London and Moscow are only 2 hours apart but this shows them as 3!? Is this an old pho… https://t.co/Dd0iJTGYhX— Justin Hart (@Justin Hart) 1629081536
Others found the outrageous clock conspiracy amusing, assuming the clock mishap was merely a staff oversight.
Wait, why is "London and Moscow" trending, is this some reality TV thing...no, it's an ex-Trump flunky spreading co… https://t.co/cwYlwUYnZz— Mike Rothschild (@Mike Rothschild) 1629091389
Everyone: *creating conspiracy theories about why there is a 3 hour difference between London and Moscow* The Whit… https://t.co/dYjvWPl0fi— ZaxPrefersTV (@ZaxPrefersTV) 1629091876
@Don7312 @pdubdev I think Tehran has Daylight Savings Time, so it wouldn't be a tell-tale btw summer and winter - i… https://t.co/6BqrhBUuXY— N.B. Katz (@N.B. Katz) 1629082660
However many logically assume that the clocks are set to military time, which would explain the “inaccurate” three hour time difference. According to military time zones, Moscow is GMT (Universal Time) plus three hours.
@shipwreckedcrew I also see that no matter how many times this is corrected, your followers keep asserting that the… https://t.co/WsbefXLbV2— Donnie Two Peaches (LOSER) (@Donnie Two Peaches (LOSER)) 1629122044
Mystery solved. Sorry, all.
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