Jenna Fischer is best known for playing the very likeable character, “Pam”, in the hit series “The Office”. Actress Jenna Fischer decided to use her huge fan base of over 750,000 followers on Twitter to point out how the GOP Tax bill that President Trump worked so hard to push through was punishing teachers. The only problem is, Fischer’s tweet was incorrect.
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.
After Fischer got destroyed on Twitter for posting bad information, she DELETED her tweet.
Twitter users were quick to point out that Fischer was misinformed; the $250 school supplies deduction was included in the bill.
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.”
It was capped at $250 which is woefully insufficient especially considering they shouldn't have to go out of pocket at all. #iloveteachers
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) December 24, 2017
However, the actress was still incorrect and the Twitterverse was more than happy to correct her. –Fox News
This tweet is 100% wrong, because the final bill KEPT this deduction, but 14,000 RT’s later… https://t.co/nanRynSOWu
— Matt Rossetto (@mdrossetto) December 24, 2017
It’s been $250 for years. Nothing changed.
— Jason Ensley (@JasonKensley) December 24, 2017
To her credit, Fischer admitted she was wrong and even made a formal apology on Twitter for posting information that was not accurate about the GOP tax bill.
Thanks for your tweets! I had some facts wrong. Teachers surveyed by Scholastic in 2016 personally spent an average of $530 on school supplies for students. Teachers who worked at high-poverty schools spent an average of $672. The tax deduction was capped at $250.
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) December 25, 2017
I've deleted a tweet and would like to issue an apology. Please read and re-tweet to help me spread the word! Thanks! pic.twitter.com/R6CNyn4bVV
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) December 27, 2017
This isn’t the first time actress Jenna Fischer expressed his dislike for President Trump and his policies. On November 30, Fischer attempted to capitalize on the anger her followers may have had about two Britain First videos that President Trump re-tweeted, by asking them to donate to Miry’s List, a group who welcomes refugee families to America.
If you were upset by the President's tweets yesterday, please consider making a small donation to Miry's List – they are trying to raise $75,000 to welcome 100 refugee families by the end of the year. They do good work and I'm proud to support them. https://t.co/XuIrMr5uGW
— Jenna Fischer (@jennafischer) November 30, 2017