President Biden is spending his Thanksgiving holiday at a private equity billionaire’s Nantucket home, prompting Republicans to slams him as out of touch as inflation soars.
The Bidens touched down on the Massachusetts island Tuesday night and will spend Thanksgiving at the compound of David Rubenstein, a Carlyle Group co-founder.
Spending Thanksgiving in Nantucket is a tradition of the Biden family dating back decades, but it was put on hold last year due to the pandemic. The White House told reporters earlier Tuesday that the Bidens have previously stayed at Rubenstein's home.
Meanwhile, inflation has hit a three-decade high and the average cost of this year's classic Thanksgiving feast has jumped more than 14% from last year's average, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual Thanksgiving dinner cost survey. That's in large part because the cost of a turkey is up nearly 24% from last year. The cost of chicken breasts, meanwhile, has jumped 26% over the past year, according to Labor Department data.
The industry has largely blamed the price spike on supply chain disruptions and high demand for food, particularly meat.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday about the message Biden is sending to the middle class by taking time off at a billionaire’s compound during the "most expensive Thanksgiving ever."
Psaki bizarrely downplayed the price hike on turkeys, saying "a 20-pound turkey is a pretty big turkey" and that they only cost $1 more than last year.
"Not to minimize that – any increase in prices is something the president is concerned about," she said.
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