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On Sunday, Americans across the country tuned in for the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony to celebrate a range of cinematic works after an unprecedented year.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) acknowledged the occasion in a comical Twitter post, saying he'd sat down to watch the proceedings with a "plant-based beer."

Schumer was mocking comments recently made by Trump-era Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, who's taken a job at the conservative Fox News network since Trump's time in the White House ended.

In his Friday night broadcast, Kudlow claimed that President Joe Biden was out to eliminate meat and that it could affect Americans' Fourth of July celebrations, saying:

"Get this, America has to stop eating meat, stop eating poultry and fish, seafood, eggs, dairy, and animal-based fats. Ok, got that? No burger on July 4. No steaks on the barbecue. I'm sure Middle America is just going to love that. Can you grill those Brussels sprouts? You can throw back a plant-based beer with your grilled Brussels sprouts and wave your American flag. Call it July 4th Green."

Conservatives, apparently unaware that Schumer was mocking a Trump administration official, excoriated him for supposedly promoting plant-based beer, which—by its very nature—is plant-based.




Others appeared to be in on the joke.



Some got a kick out of some believing Schumer's tweet was in earnest.



With over 200 million vaccine doses delivered already, Americans are hoping for a more optimistic Independence Day this year.