Psaki informed the press on Tuesday that “we are not anticipating a food scarcity in our own country,” adding, “However, we are taking action to increase worldwide food security, both unilaterally and in collaboration with allies and partners.”
The fact that she denied any idea that Americans may face food shortages, and the ease with which she dismissed it, is outright contradictory to what President Biden said after his European trip in March as Russia attacked Ukraine.
When asked about the shortage of food in America, Joe Biden claimed in Brussels, Belgium that he and other NATO nations had “talked about food shortages. It’s going to be real,” Biden predicted. “The cost of these sanctions is not limited to Russia. It also affects a lot of countries including European countries and our own,” he continued.
Is Biden correct that “real” food shortages are a “price” to be incurred by Americans being harmed by his sanctions on Russia? Or is Psaki correct when he says there aren’t any anticipated shortages here in the United States?
Perhaps one of the blame-shifting employees reminded the White House of Biden’s 2020 campaign statement, in which he claimed, “We don’t have a food shortage problem; we have a leadership problem,” in an attack on his predecessor. I’m guessing blaming bad leadership for food shortages isn’t as easy to make now that Biden is in charge.
During the Biden administration’s year-plus in power, promises from the White House have not always been reliable. The assurance that vaccination would allow people to return to normal without covering up everywhere, vows that vaccines would not be forced by the federal government, and pledges that Afghanistan’s fall to the Taliban was anything but certain are all examples of promises broken by this terrible leader.