White House drafts TikTok stars to blame Putin for rising gas prices.
The White House hosted 30 TikTok stars on a Zoom meeting last week.
By Michael Ruiz (https://www.foxbusiness.com)
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The Biden administration tapped teenage TikTok influencers last week to coordinate messaging on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and blame Vladimir Putin for rising gas prices, according to a recording of a call between White House officials and the social media stars.
Days later, Ellie Zeiler, an 18-year-old with more than 10 million followers on TikTok, posted a video in which she aimed to answer the question, “Why is gas so expensive?”
“Why is gas so expensive, and why is the United States inflation rate at a four-time decade high?” she begins the video. “I had the opportunity to ask the White House why gas down the street is $7 and here’s what they said.”