Biden spending Thanksgiving at billionaire’s Nantucket home shows he’s out of contact, Republicans say
President Biden is spending his Thanksgiving vacation at a personal fairness billionaire’s Nantucket home, prompting Republicans to slams him as out of contact as inflation soars.
The Bidens touched down on the Massachusetts island Tuesday evening and can spend Thanksgiving at the compound of David Rubenstein, a Carlyle Group co-founder.
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Spending Thanksgiving in Nantucket is a practice of the Biden household relationship again a long time, nevertheless it was placed on maintain final 12 months as a result of pandemic. The White House informed reporters earlier Tuesday that the Bidens have beforehand stayed at Rubenstein’s home.
Meanwhile, inflation has hit a three-decade excessive and the common price of this 12 months’s traditional Thanksgiving feast has jumped greater than 14% from final 12 months’s common, in accordance with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Thanksgiving dinner cost survey. That’s largely as a result of the associated fee of a turkey is up practically 24% from final 12 months. The price of hen breasts, in the meantime, has jumped 26% over the previous 12 months, in accordance with Labor Department knowledge.
The trade has largely blamed the worth spike on provide chain disruptions and excessive demand for meals, notably meat.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy requested White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday in regards to the message Biden is sending to the center class by taking day without work at a billionaire’s compound through the “most expensive Thanksgiving ever.”
Psaki bizarrely downplayed the worth hike on turkeys, saying “a 20-pound turkey is a pretty big turkey” and that they solely price $1 greater than final 12 months.
“Not to minimize that – any increase in prices is something the president is concerned about,” she stated.
Biden’s journey has sparked criticism on either side of the political aisle, however conservatives have been probably the most vocal. The Republican National Committee (RNC) printed a blog post slamming the president as an out-of-touch “limousine liberal” who “would make Marie Antoinette proud.”
“As Biden spends Thanksgiving in ritzy Nantucket, food pantries around the country are struggling to serve those most in need because of his rising prices and supply chain crisis,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted.
“Dear President Biden, While you are in Nantucket, enjoying your meals at a billionaire’s compound, here are the prices that Americans are paying for their Thanksgiving dinner—the most expensive one in history,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., tweeted.
“As @POTUS hurries off to his Nantucket vacation, he’s leaving American families to struggle with skyrocketing prices and a brutal energy crisis — resulting in the most expensive Thanksgiving in the history of the holiday. A total disaster,” Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C., tweeted.
“Joe Biden is enjoying his Thanksgiving at a billionaire’s home in Nantucket,” tweeted Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee. “Regular America? Enjoy the expensive gas and groceries!”
“Gas prices are skyrocketing,” tweeted Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo. “Thanksgiving dinner will cost more this year. But don’t worry, Joe Biden is heading to Nantucket for vacation today!”
Even journalists took difficulty with the optics of the Bidens’ go to. Some critics have pointed out that Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin, who handed an embarrassing defeat to Democrat Terry McAuliffe earlier this month, was co-chief government of the Carlyle group and stepped down final 12 months earlier than saying his candidacy.
Fox News’ Megan Henney contributed to this report.
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