President Joe Biden faced mockery from conservatives following the release of a video ahead of the Super Bowl addressing the issue of “shrinkflation,” where manufacturers reduce the size or quantity of items without informing consumers due to inflation. The video, posted on Biden’s official Twitter account, features the President in the White House movie theater surrounded by packages of junk food, expressing his preference for snacks while watching the big game.
In a heavily edited video, Biden remarks, “As an ice cream lover, what makes me the most angry is that ice cream cartons have actually shrunk in size but not in price. I’ve had enough of what they call shrinkflation; it’s a rip-off.” Conservative voices, including Clay Travis and Steve Cortes, pointed out the irony of Biden blaming companies for shrinking products when his economic policies contributed to the highest inflation in 40 years.
Biden’s decision to discuss shrinkflation instead of participating in a traditional Super Bowl Sunday interview drew criticism. Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report, released shortly after, stated that no case could be brought against the President for alleged mishandling of classified documents, citing his sympathetic image as an elderly man with a poor memory. ( 📰 Controversial Allocation: Immigrants Receive Higher Funding Than Veterans and Struggling Citizens, Creating Negative Publicity for Biden )
Critics, including investor Bill Ackman, questioned the appropriateness of the President addressing shrinkflation, considering the impact of his fiscal policy on inflation. Harmeet Dhillon, a conservative lawyer, dismissed the video as trivial compared to more significant concerns. Former Trump speechwriter Stephen Miller fact-checked Biden, stating that the dollar’s value has significantly decreased under his administration. (tennesseestar.com)
Despite the condemnation, this wasn’t the first instance of Biden addressing rising prices. On February 1, he accused grocery stores of price gouging and criticized “shrinkflation” during an event in South Carolina. The video and Biden’s focus on inflationary issues have ignited widespread criticism, with political correspondents like Byron York expressing disbelief at the President’s apparent outrage over inflation.
Jack Posobiec directly responded to Biden’s post, highlighting the irony of addressing shrinkflation while the administration faces criticism for economic challenges. Despite the controversy, the video underscores Biden’s attempt to connect with the public on economic concerns, raising questions about the effectiveness of his communication strategy and the broader impact of inflation on American households. ( 📈 Mother, 33, hanged herself after she was left ‘completely broken’ when her hand was amputated following years of delays to her cancer treatment )