President Biden’s Attempt to Explain ‘Confusing’ Supply Chain Crisis is a Must See
Washington D.C. — Speaking from the White House on Saturday, President Joe Biden did his best to explain how the U.S. supply chain functions and why it is currently in crisis.
Basking in the afterglow of achieving a major political victory, Mr. Biden celebrated the passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure package late Friday evening.
The infrastructure bill is the first of two pieces of the President’s “Build Back Better” agenda he hopes Congress will approve.
Congressional Democratic leaders are aiming to pass the second piece — a $1.75 trillion social spending bill — by Thanksgiving.
President Biden then seized the occasion to attempt to alleviate concerns many Americans feel about why prices are rising on everything from fuel to milk, as well as why grocery and retail store shelves are increasingly bare.
The following is approximately one minute of his explanation.
“Why is the price of agricultural products when I go to the store, why is it higher? What like for example, if I had, if we were all going out and having lunch together and I said, ‘Let’s ask whoever’s in the next table no matter how… what restaurant we’re in, have ’em explain the supply chain to us.’ Think they’d understand what we were talking about? They’re smart people but supply chain… but why is everything backed up? Well, it’s backed up because the people that supply materials that end up being on our kitchen table or in our in in our our fam, our our our life, guess what? They’re close those plants because they have COVID. They’re not, so it’s a complicated world people are facing. We’ve never faced anything like this before.”
The President then continued by asserting people are “upset” about the ongoing crisis because they don’t understand what is really causing it.
“You can understand why people are upset. Whether you have a PhD or work in a restaurant, it’s confusing. And, so people are understandably worried.”
Before concluding his remarks on the topic, he directed his comments specifically to the media.
“All I can say is I’m going to explain to the American people as best I can, and by the way, you all write for a living. I haven’t seen any one of you explain the supply chain very well. No, no, I’m not being critical. I’m being deadly earnest. When your editor says ‘Explain the supply chain.’ Okay, lots of luck in your senior year as my coach used to say, but, but, but, I, I sincerely mean it. This is a confusing time.”
WATCH his remarks on the supply chain crisis below beginning at 24:46.