On November 11 2021, a screenshot of a tweet attributed to Betty White spread virally, in which she purportedly stated her opinions on former United States President Donald Trump and the late senator John McCain:
Betty White's Veteran's Day post is 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MewpYyGWVe
— Politics Back Rub (@FaithRubPol) November 11, 2021
In the November 11 2021 tweet embedded above, @FaithRubPol said “Betty White’s Veteran’s Day post is [fire emoji.]” In the screenshot, White purportedly said:
Donald Trump isn’t worthy to wash John McCain’s jockstrap.
Betty White was on Twitter’s trending list for a mishmash of reasons. TheMix.net attributed her trending to a different satire tweet involving Ted Cruz and Big Bird:
‘Golden Girls’ star and beloved funny girl Betty White just went viral on Twitter thanks to some gullible users. Don’t worry, the Hollywood icon is just fine. In fact, the Betty White trend had nothing to do with her health and instead involves an obviously fake tweet showing America’s sweetheart wading into politics.
TheSun.co.uk reported that White, 99, was a topic of discussion ahead of her 100th birthday in January 2022:
BETTY White’s fans called for the Golden Girls star to date Pete Davidson, 27, as a part of her ultimate bucket list ahead of her 100th birthday.
The stir began when the pioneering female comedian’s name started trending on Twitter and fans were worried as Betty approaches celebrating her 100th birthday.
Whenever White’s name appeared among Twitter’s most discussed topics, commenters predictably expressed concern for her health:
As a result of the mysterious buzz around Betty, fans challenged the powerhouse actress to date Pete, the young comedian recently spotted with Kim Kardashian, 41, in an ultimate bucket list before her centennial celebration.
One fan wrote in response to the commotion: “Betty White is trending again and PLEASE STOP THIS, every time her name pops up I get so worried that she’s dating Pete Davidson.”
White’s most recent tweet as of November 12 2021 was from September 30 2021:
As an honorary forest ranger & friend of @Smokey_Bear, I am so excited @forestservice has partnered with @WOWaquarium & @edisonintl to spread Smokey’s wildfire prevention message. Check out Smokey's Mission athttps://t.co/mKmTGlhFl1
#OnlyYou #SmokeyBear2 pic.twitter.com/1ArodyVZtI
— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) September 30, 2021
A tweet attributed to Betty White concerning Donald Trump and John McCain spread virally, causing some confusion about its veracity. At the place on the screenshot where a timestamp would appear, “Satire PM” appeared in its place. The tweet was not real, and simply leveraged White’s Twitter popularity at the time it circulated.