White House Claim Biden ‘Saved Christmas’ Not Sitting Well With Trucking Community
Washington D.C. — Trucking professionals are responding to claims made by the White House last week that President Biden is responsible for “saving Christmas.”
In a statement from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday December 22, she asserted the actions taken by the Biden Administration earlier this year to address America’s supply chain crunch averted a holiday disaster.
“Good news. We’ve saved Christmas,” Psaki bizarrely declared. “And that is because President Biden recognized this challenge early, acted as an honest broker to bring key stakeholders together, and focused on addressing practical problems across the global supply chain.”
Also on the same day, President Biden made similar comments after meeting with members of his Supply Chain Task Force.
“Earlier this fall, we heard a lot of dire warnings about supply chain problems leading to a crisis around the holidays, so we acted,” the President said. “We brought together business and labor leaders to solve problems. And much — you know, the much-predicted crisis didn’t occur. Packages are moving. Gifts are being delivered. Shelves are not empty.”
You may remember, Transportation Nation Network (TNN) reported in October President Biden came under intense criticism among many in the trucking community when he threatened to “call out” trucking companies and truckers if they didn’t “step up” and work harder to meet the supply chain challenges.
While many within the trucking community likely didn’t see the White House’s most recent comments due to the hustle and bustle of making final preparations for the holidays, the reaction was fierce among many TNN members and readers who did see them.
“No. Hard working Truck Drivers fixed and saved Christmas,” Jerry Pressley, an owner-operator, responded to our story on social media.
“I’m a supply chain project manager and I call bullsh-t to this one,” Debra Grace wrote.
Christopher Dudley sounded off as well.
“Taking the credit for the work of truckers, port workers, and retailers… doesn’t surprise me one bit.”
“What a disgusting, lying, ugly joke…. he did nothing at all but disrupt it,” Todd Staricha said.
Dean Habhab shared a similar sentiment.
“You can’t be the hero of something you are the cause of,” Habhab contended.
For those who celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, James Edward Wall may have summed it up best.
“People need to realize that you can’t save Christmas when it’s definitely not about items, it only has to do with Jesus Christ and it’s been saved since he sacrificed himself for everyone in the world,” Wall passionately stated.
So far, not a single commenter on TNN’s social media pages or in our members feedback section have expressed support for the White House’s claims.