On Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Deputy Communications Directors Jennifer Molina and Herbie Ziskend, as well as other Biden administration officials, tweeted out an infographic titled, “President Biden’s Top Accomplishments for when chatting with your Uncle at Thanksgiving.”
“One last item for your Thanksgiving dinner: some talking points when ‘that Uncle’ comes ‘at you’ about @POTUS,” Klain’s tweet said.
The list included pro-Biden narratives, including claims that he was “responsible for tackling inflation and lowering costs,” despite prices for gas, groceries and other day-to-day essentials remaining incredibly high across the nation. The post neglected to mention a recent survey from Personal Capital, indicating that one in four Americans will be unable to afford the traditional holiday meal this year.
Twitter users were quick to pan the post with many pointing to the severe inflation and rising prices as cause for strong pushback to the claims pushed by the Biden administration.
Another specifically pointed out the rising prices of Thanksgiving dinner, showing that the total cost of an average Thanksgiving meal was up 20% from 2021.
Other users called out the post as an effort to create division at the dinner table, during a holiday meant to be spent with friends and loved ones.
One user wrote, “Don’t do this, folks. Regardless of your uncles politics. Life is too short and we have too little time with our loved ones as it is. Try gently changing the subject. Talk about your kids and their activities. Your hobbies. Family members who’ve passed. Share stories.”
Another wrote, Or, better yet, don’t talk about politics at Thanksgiving at all, and instead just enjoy being with your family and/or friends regardless of what their views are about anything other than the turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie!
Other users took the post as an opportunity to make some jokes at Biden’s expense.
This one might be my favorite.
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