Biden’s meeting room clocks show incorrect time difference between London and Moscow, puzzling Twitter users
A photograph showing US President Joe Biden in a national security meeting on Sunday left many confused, after social media users noticed that the president’s clocks incorrectly showed London and Moscow to be three hours apart.
The White House released a photo on Sunday of Biden sitting in a Camp David conference room as he discussed the ongoing situation in Afghanistan virtually with others, including Vice President Kamala Harris and the CIA.
This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on the draw down of our civilian personnel in Afghanistan, evacuations of SIV applicants and other Afghan allies, and the ongoing security situation in Kabul. pic.twitter.com/U7IpK3Hyj8— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 15, 2021
Eagle-eyed social media users, however, soon noticed that the clocks on the wall were displaying the wrong times for international cities. Specifically, London and Moscow were shown to be three hours apart, despite the time difference between the two cities currently being just two hours.
London and Moscow have been two hours apart since March and will return to being three hours apart in November.Also on rt.com US to boost Afghanistan presence to 6,000 troops as it ‘takes steps’ to secure Kabul airport amid mass evacuation
Biden’s incorrect clocks puzzled many social media users, with some questioning whether the times had been left unchanged since March, and others even proposing that the picture was old or photoshopped.
“Real question. Why is Moscow time wrong in this photo? Time difference between London and Moscow is only 2 hours, it hasn’t been 3 hours since March…” observed Boris Epshteyn, a former special assistant to President Donald Trump, while another user tweeted, “The clocks are showing the right time if the photo was taken in March rather than August.”
Note the time in London and Moscow on the clocks. Clocks show 3 hour time difference. However, there is currently only a 2 hour difference. Before March, London and Moscow have a 3 hour time difference because of daylight savings. Is this a stock photo? pic.twitter.com/f7RPFzvKF8— Real Developments (@pdubdev) August 16, 2021
Hi, @WhiteHouse, can you please explain why the clocks above the television show Standard Time rather than Daylight Savings Time? Moscow will not be three hours different than London until November 7, 2021. This isn't a pre-March picture that's Photoshopped, is it? https://t.co/Ykv5QVT1ca— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) August 16, 2021
Everyone: *creating conspiracy theories about why there is a 3 hour difference between London and Moscow*The White House employee who forgot to change the time: pic.twitter.com/Q42SIWoOyM— ZaxPrefersTV (@zaxptv) August 16, 2021
The debate even led to “London and Moscow” becoming one of Twitter’s leading trends on Monday morning.
Just hours before social media users noticed the incorrect clocks, the same photo of Biden in the conference room had sparked controversy after the White House was accused of “outing” US intelligence officials by including their faces in the image.
The virtual meeting screen showed CIA agents and operatives at ‘Doha Station’ – an alleged oversight that former Trump administration officials criticized and ridiculed the White House for.Also on rt.com White House Twitter account apparently ‘OUTS’ intelligence officials and locations with post showing Afghan security briefing
Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!