Former President Donald Trump and his Republican allies have slammed President Joe Biden for global supply chain issues brought about by the convergence of the pandemic with the holiday season.
Biden's administration took action to combat these issues, such as expanding the Port of Los Angeles' hours to 24/7, securing commitments from top importers to expedite shipping container removal, and signing off on 100 day reviews of vulnerabilities in the supply chain. While the problem hasn't been completely eradicated, it has been improving, and the U.S. CEO of Walmart credited the Biden administration's solutions with greater efficiency at U.S. ports.
Nevertheless, Trump's political action committee released an attack ad blaming Biden for the supply chain issues.
Sleepy Joe stole Christmas and broke our beautiful economy. SAD! pic.twitter.com/wAiEgcaeHM
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) December 5, 2021
The ad features reports of supply chain issues over ominous music, concluding with the text:
"JOE BIDEN STOLE CHRISTMAS"
The ad generated mockery from social media users.
— colleen (@cowboyangels) December 6, 2021
Is this a joke?
— Cackalacky (@cackalacky1968) December 5, 2021
Omg this is pathetic. Desperate much?
— No more evil 👿 (@RIPGOP6) December 6, 2021
I see leaving office has not made you smarter.
— Green eyed, purple haired, old broad (@PATRICIASTJOH17) December 5, 2021
Even if supply chain issues weren't easing, the moral of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, to which the ad alludes, is that presents aren't what make Christmas meaningful to those who celebrate it.
Some Twitter users have echoed this sentiment.
No one can steal Christmas no matter what. If you equate Christmas with just presents, then sure. What a completely idiotic message. https://t.co/N5UgFfPdCt
— Sunshine (@SunshineSass2) December 6, 2021
It’s funny seeing FauxNews complain about people not being able to get presents while showing a pic of Biden captioned “the grinch that stole Christmas” cuz The Who’s lost sight of the meaning of Xmas and only cared about presents. it was the Grinch that saved Xmas!!!
— steven turner (@steven31_turner) October 18, 2021
Sooo, shopping is the meaning of Christmas for you. I never thought of it that way. I'll be counting all my Blessings.
— Susan Glandon (@Susan2grc) December 6, 2021
A swing and a miss.