Is a concrete wall being erected in front of the White House for political reasons? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees the White House as a part of President's Park, told Lead Stories that the construction on the White House's North Lawn is normal upkeep.
The claim appeared in a tweet (archived here) on January 12, 2022. It had pictures of what seemed to be concrete panels and heavy construction equipment in front of the White House and read:
Concrete wall going up around the WH right now. Make of that what you will.
Another post on Gettr included a screenshot of this tweet and juxtaposed it next to a screenshot of another tweet stating that the Supreme Court's decision regarding the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses was incoming, implying the two events were related.
This is what the tweet looked like on Twitter on January 14, 2022:
(Source: Twitter screenshot taken on Fri Jan 14 19:53:58 2022 UTC)
In an email to Lead Stories on January 14, 2022, Katie Liming, a public affairs specialist for the National Park Service, did not say there was any political motivation behind the White House construction. She told us:
There is a normal maintenance construction project happening at the North Fountain in front of the White House.
Lead Stories previously fact-checked a claim stating that several federal buildings including the White House were abandoned on June 14, 2021. That fact check is here.