You probably would be surprised at the number of Biden supporters in the replies to this tweet arguing that Christmas is too commercialized and it’s actually a good thing not to focus on “stuff” around the holidays. Still, Reuters is reporting that the White House says “there will be things people can’t get” this Christmas. We guess COVID-19 is to blame, although President Biden said he was going to shut down the virus, and then there’s the international supply chain, which is operating under the watchful eye of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who’s been holding roundtables to find a fix for clogged ports.
?Coal for Christmas: White House officials, scrambling to relieve global supply bottlenecks choking U.S. ports, highways and railways, warn Americans that they may face higher prices and some empty shelves this holiday season https://t.co/ynFBTM7q5q 1/2 pic.twitter.com/wlnHRjOWrn
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 12, 2021
The supply crisis, driven in part by the global COVID-19 pandemic, not only threatens to dampen U.S. spending at a critical time, but it also poses a political risk for U.S. President Joe Biden https://t.co/ynFBTM7q5q 2/2
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 12, 2021
The first tweet had us worried about higher prices, but we forgot all about that when we learned it poses a political risk to Biden.
REUTERS: “There will be things that people can’t get,” at Christmas, White House says
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 12, 2021
— Thunderstud (@Thunderstud1) October 12, 2021
Presents like food and other edibles
— Trex (@TheTrex48) October 12, 2021
Yeah, like food, gas, and heat.
— DGNR82 (@Dgnr82) October 12, 2021
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 12, 2021
— Billy LoBue (@BillyLoBue) October 12, 2021
— hewlett-packard lovecraft (@peatmuppet) October 12, 2021
It seems like yesterday we were saving $0.16 on our Fourth of July cookouts.
That 16¢ cheaper July 4 cookout feels like a lifetime ago ? pic.twitter.com/lOqScCVXq2
— Dave Maclean ? (@GeordieStory) October 12, 2021
BUILD BACK BETTER BABY!!!!!!!
— squats_n_sunscreen (@G_Kors) October 12, 2021
I remember happy Christmases… pic.twitter.com/yGel8CI8q3
— Denny (@Dhmcgrath77) October 12, 2021
I better get my “Let’s Go Brandon” shirt by Christmas.
— Jeff Smaszcz (@schmahz) October 12, 2021
The canceling of Christmas has begun!
— Cruzer (@cruz0210) October 12, 2021
But no mean tweets
— PEARL NECKLACE SZN (@Atlantaholic_) October 12, 2021
— TheAlexisPierre (@ThePierreAlexis) October 12, 2021
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.
— Hurricane Queen (@redandright) October 12, 2021
Most likely with the cost of everything going up no one will be getting anything. Let’s Go Brandon
— Mayhem (@Mayhem1255) October 12, 2021
they desperately, desperately want to cause people pain and to create a “dark winter.” Unbelievable.
— JustInNovel ❤️?(♠️) (@JustInnNovel) October 12, 2021
At least I don’t have to try to describe what living during the Carter admin was like anymore.
— RadarLove (@RadarLove9009) October 12, 2021
We remember. We can re-gift those Carter malaise sweaters.
— KMS-One (@fstspecial) October 12, 2021
Santa won’t even be giving out a lump of coal based on the shortages in China
— rk (@thehardtrail) October 12, 2021
Will I be able to get alcohol? The only way to handle this administration is to drink until the next election
— daniel (@danothemano77) October 12, 2021
— Ian (@IanLysaght) October 12, 2021
Literally no one who is mentally stable can support this administration and actually think they’re doing a good job.
— Locker Room Talk (@LockrRoomTalk) October 12, 2021
They’re doing a great job at keeping expectations low.
OUCH: Monica Crowley writes the friendliest yet MOST BRUTAL ‘Hi there’ tweet to Pete Buttigieg about America’s MASSIVE transportation issues https://t.co/dlILCCjUpp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 11, 2021