The Hollywood elitists have no idea what they are fighting against.
The industry likes to make it known just how enraged they are over all things Trump, with facts but an afterthought.
Case in point, one TV star recently tried to blast the new GOP tax bill—arguably Trump’s biggest success as President so far—but clearly hadn’t done her research.
Jenna Fischer is known for her role as the titular character, secretary Pam Beesly, of The Office.
Predictably so, Fischer is also part of the anti-Trump Hollywood who enjoys tweeting anti-Trump vitriol.
But in her latest twitter endeavor, she proved she had bitten off more than she could chew.
In her attempt to slam the GOP tax bill, she incorrectly noted that teachers would no longer be allowed to deduct school supply expenses on their taxes.
But surprise! It wasn’t true
Which she was quickly reminded of.
Fox News reports:
“Maybe she should stick to comedy.
Actress Jenna Fischer, best known for her role as Pam on NBC’s “The Office,” found herself in hot water after she shared inaccurate information about the GOP tax bill on Twitter.
“I can’t stop thinking about how school teachers can no longer deduct the cost of their classroom supplies on their taxes…something they shouldn’t have to pay for with their own money in the first place. I mean, imagine if nurses had to go buy their own syringes. #ugh,” Fisher tweeted on Saturday.
Twitter users were quick to point out that Fischer was misinformed; the $250 school supplies deduction was included in the bill.
I can’t stop thinking about how school teachers can no longer deduct the cost of their classroom supplies on their taxes…something they shouldn’t have to pay for with their own money in the first place. I mean, imagine if nurses had to go buy their own syringes. #ugh
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) December 23, 2017
Please don’t spread half-truths! Teachers will still have up to a $250 deduction for supplies with the new plan! It’s not enough but it is still something.
— Matt Campbell (@mcampbell77) December 23, 2017
The 43-year-old followed up her tweet writing, “It was capped at $250 which is woefully insufficient especially considering they shouldn’t have to go out of pocket at all. #iloveteachers.”
However, the actress was still incorrect and the Twitterverse was more than happy to correct her.”
It’s been $250 for years. Nothing changed.
— Jason Ensley (@JasonKensley) December 24, 2017
This deduction was not eliminated in the bill that passed. Given that you have hundreds of thousands of followers, don’t you have a responsibility to make sure you’re not giving them false information?
Please consider at least deleting and tweeting a correction.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) December 24, 2017
Perhaps she would have been better off staying in her own lane, especially where facts are concerned.