Toymaker slams Biden's port directive: 'Too little too late' to save Christmas


A toy executive is calling out President Biden for not doing enough to address the global supply chain crisis crippling U. S. ports ahead of the holiday shopping season.

MGA Entertainment CEO Isaac Larian joined "America's Newsroom" Thursday after the president announced Wednesday more U. S. ports will be working 24 hours a day and seven days a week to address the bottlenecks in the system.

"Whether the ports are open 24 hours a day or 48 hours a day, you cannot get labor," Larian said. "If you cannot get labor, you cannot get trucks, you cannot get the merchandise out."

"I think this directive is too little, too late. And frankly, it's a political gimmick to me."

During a press briefing on Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the White House "cannot guarantee" that Christmas presents will arrive on time.

"We are not the Postal Service, UPS or FedEx. We cannot guarantee," Psaki said. "What we can do is use every lever at the federal government’s disposal to reduce delays, to ensure we are addressing bottlenecks in the system, including ports and the need for them to be open longer hours so that goo... (Read more)

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