Chase bank draws backlash with 'Monday Motivation' tweet

Andrew Cummings
May 1, 2019

The bank sent out a tweet on Monday with an imagined conversation between "you" and your "bank account". Chase's original tweet, which has since been deleted, was criticized for appearing to mock people for spending money on things like coffee, food and taxis.

'Our #MondayMotivation is to get better at #MondayMotivation tweets, ' the Twitter account later said.

Warren mimicked Chase's format in her response, saying that the reason why the bank's customers aren't saving money is because they "lost [their] jobs/homes/savings but gave you a $25b bailout". 'Thanks for the feedback Twitter world'.

The tweet depicted a hypothetical conversation between a customer and their bank account.

Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., detailed the finances of a single mother who works full time as a Chase bank teller in Irvine, Calif., and she asked Dimon how she should manage her $567/month shortfall.

"Hey @Chase, try paying your workers more", Porter tweeted Monday.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) joined Porter Monday in denouncing the tweet as insensitive to Americans struggling to make ends meet. Although the tweet was deleted, images of it were captured and shared on Twitter by users who thought the statement to be tone deaf and insulting.

"He's one of America's business leaders and I would welcome his help in trying to solve the problems American families are facing, not belittle them", she said.

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