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President Biden is spending his Thanksgiving holiday at the private equity billionaire’s Nantucket home, prompting Republicans to slam him as inflation soars.
Bidens touches Massachusetts Island on Tuesday night and spends Thanksgiving in the compound of Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein.
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Thanksgiving in Nantucket is a decades-old tradition of the Biden family, but was discontinued last year due to an epidemic. The White House told reporters earlier Tuesday that the Bidens had previously stayed at Rubenstein’s home.
Meanwhile, inflation has reached a three-decade high and the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving festival Has jumped According to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner, 14% above last year’s average Cost Survey. The cost of Turkey has increased by about 24% from last year because that is a big part. Meanwhile, according to Labor Department statistics, the price of chicken breasts has increased by 26% over the past year.
The industry is often blamed for supply chain bottlenecks and rising prices for food, especially meat.
LBL reporter Peter Doozy on Tuesday asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki about the message Biden is sending to the middle class by taking time at the billionaire’s compound during “the most expensive Thanksgiving.”
Pesky has quoted the price increase on poultry by saying “20-pound turkey is big enough turkey” and costs just $ 1 more than last year.
“It’s not to reduce it – the president is concerned about any increase in prices,” he said.
Biden’s tour has sparked criticism on both sides of the political aisle, but conservatives have been more vocal. Republican National Committee (RNC) a Blog post He criticized the president as a “limousine liberal” who “was very proud of Marie Antoinette.”
“As Biden spends Thanksgiving on the Ritzi Nantucket, food pantries across the country are struggling to serve those in need because of their rising prices and supply chain crisis,” RNC Chairperson Ronna McDaniel Tweeted.
“Dear President Biden, while you’re in Nantucket and enjoying your meal at the Billionaire’s Compound, here are the prices Americans are paying for their Thanksgiving dinner – the most expensive in history,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R- California., Tweeted.
“As @POTUS prepares for his Nantucket vacation, he is leaving American families to fight the skyrocketing prices and brutal energy crisis – which led to the most expensive Thanksgiving in the history of the holiday. A total disaster,” Rep. Greg Murphy, RN .C., Tweeted.
“Joe Biden Enjoying Thanksgiving at Billionaire’s House in Nantucket” Tweeted Republican on House Judiciary Committee. “Regular America? Enjoy expensive gas and groceries!”
“Gas prices skyrocket” Tweeted Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo. “Thanksgiving dinner is going to cost more this year. But don’t worry, Joe Biden is heading to Nantucket for a vacation today!”
Journalists also took issue with the optics of the Bidens visit. Some critics have suggested that Republican Virginia governor-elect Glenn Youngkin gave an embarrassing defeat to Democrat Terry McAuliffe earlier this month, co-chief executive of the Carlyle group and stepped down last year before announcing his candidacy.
LBL’s Megan Henny contributed to this report.