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The account of President Joe Biden put up a rather cryptic message following the Kansas City Chiefs’ dramatic Super Bowl win in overtime on Sunday night.
Kansas City defeated the NFC-champion San Francisco 49ers 25-22 to claim the Chiefs’ second title in back-to-back seasons and its third in the last five years.
In his post featuring the “Dark Brandon” meme, Biden’s post said, “Just like we drew it up,” which seemed to be an attempt at feeding conspiracy theories that the Chiefs were supposed to win so that tight end Travis Kelce’s love interest, mega-pop star Taylor Swift, would come out and endorse him amid the hoopla of the most-watched sporting event of the year.
Biden was also widely mocked and criticized on social media Sunday after his campaign dropped a video in which he blamed companies for ‘shrinking’ the size and portion of their products while continuing to charge the same amount of money for them.
Just like we drew it up. pic.twitter.com/9NBvc5nVZE
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 12, 2024
The “shrinkflation” video appears to have been shot in the White House movie theater, and in some scenes, the president is surrounded by packages of snacks.
“If you’re like me, you like to be surrounded by a snack or two while watching the big game,” Biden said at one point.
“As an ice cream lover, what makes me the most angry is that ice cream cartons have actually shrunk in size but not in price,” Biden remarked. “I’ve had enough of what they call shrinkflation; it’s a rip-off.”
“The American public is tired of being played for suckers,” Biden continued.
Several social media users blasted Biden for his inflationary economic policies, which they suggested were responsible for companies having to adjust in order to remain in business and keep Americans employed.
“Joe Biden, whose economic policies created the highest inflation in 40 years, blamed companies for shrinking the size of their products,” Outkick’s Clay Travis wrote. “This is the video he chose to make instead of doing a Super Bowl interview.”
“Typical communist tactic: Don’t blame the poor economic policies, blame the companies for adjusting to the poor economic policies (so they can stay afloat and keep Americans employed). If you don’t hate communists yet, you’re not paying attention,” another account noted in a post containing the video.
Typical communist tactic: Don’t blame the poor economic policies, blame the companies for adjusting to the poor economic policies (so they can stay afloat and keep Americans employed).
If you don’t hate communists yet, you’re not paying attention. https://t.co/sc9TqfA6wT
— USA Features Media (@UsaFeatures) February 11, 2024
“How is this worthy of the office of the president, particularly when POTUS’s fiscal policy was a big driver of inflation?” wrote investor Bill Ackman, who was instrumental in exposing the plagiarism accusations that led to the resignation of disgraced former Harvard University president Claudine Gay.
Steve Cortes, who advised former President Donald Trump in 2016 and 2020, also noted the heavy editing involved in making the video, as Biden still appeared feeble in many shots.
The video was “highly produced, and he still comes across as SO feeble, I can’t believe they’re posted it,” he wrote, adding that borrowing or printing money “causes Inflation, not food companies. Biden inflicts incredible harm upon American buying power.”
Harmeet Dhillon, who challenged Ronna McDaniel for the Republican National Committee Chair position last year, wrote: “How stupid do Obama’s advisors think we are? This is the least of our worries.”
Stephen Miller, the former speechwriter for Trump who founded America First Legal after their term ended, noted: “Fact check true: your dollar is worth far less under Biden.”
“Biden just told America the economy sucks and he has no idea how inflation works,” author and conservative pundit Brenden Dilley wrote.
“Is this real? AI? Deepfake?” noted conservative pundit Byron York. “Joe Biden, of all people, is outraged by inflation and wants companies to ‘put a stop’ to it?”
“Shrinkflation so bad it’s hitting your remaining brain cells. Imagine being so dumb you admit what’s happened under your administration,” added Jack Posobiec of Human Events.