Fox News mouthpiece Laura Ingraham had to be reminded of pandemic toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other shortages after she asked why there was no hoarding of resources during the administration of Republican President Donald Trump which ran from January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021.
But people are taking the Ingraham Angle host to task for her selective memory or revisionist history—it's difficult to know which she employed to make the false claims she did on Thursday.
On her Fox News program, Ingraham asked:
"Why didn’t we have hoarding during the Trump administration?"
Ingraham: Why didn\u2019t we have hoarding during the Trump administration?pic.twitter.com/UTcXyWw2vn— Acyn (@Acyn) 1652408222
Leading a panel discussion with guests Florida Republican Representative Byron Donalds and conservative author Horace Cooper, Ingraham mentioned her time living in Russia to talk about the baby formula shortage in the United States before showing a clip of outgoing White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki addressing the issue.
Psaki cited hoarding of formula as a factor in the nationwide shortage, after which Ingraham made her quip about the absence of any hoarding from January 2017 - January 2021.
Her gotcha comment directed at the Biden administration lead people to question what rock Ingraham had been under since 2019.
Toilet paper, eggs, hand sanitizer, bleach, bottled water, paper towels, canned foods of every kind as well as other items were in short supply in 2020. Widespread hoarding forced retailers to put purchase limits on select products.
Either Ingraham completely missed those news reports for months in 2020, or she just lied to boost Trump and bash Democratic President Joe Biden.
Either way, people were happy to refresh her memory.
Laura Ingraham is a lying witch. I guess she forgot about how under the MAGA King hoarding caused a toilet paper shortage. It also caused a paper towel shortage. Hoarders also caused recurring shortage of certain food items.https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1524936729718730753\u00a0\u2026— Cliff W (@Cliff W) 1652462190
Remembering empty grocery store shelve where toilet paper and paper towels once were.\n#BabyFormulaRecal A major baby formula maker recalled a product - That's not on Biden\nLaura Ingraham Asks Why There Was No Hoarding Under Trump. Twitter Explodes. https://news.yahoo.com/laura-ingraham-asks-why-no-112730683.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=tw&tsrc=twtr\u00a0\u2026 @Yahoo— Ken Dyar Anti-Racist - Anti-Sexist (@Ken Dyar Anti-Racist - Anti-Sexist) 1652450158
Gonna guess Laura Ingraham has "staff" to buy her groceries, and stock her pantry?
There's no other excuse for not remembering the DESPERATE hoarding starting in March 2020, during the Trump regime. pic.twitter.com/viH7NoiaVa
— Kathleen Sullivan (@KayAnneSacto) May 13, 2022
And those MAGA\u2019s who were hoarding will conveniently forget their past history. Like CRT for idiots.https://news.yahoo.com/laura-ingraham-asks-why-no-112730683.html?soc_src=yahooapp\u00a0\u2026— This is rocket science (@This is rocket science) 1652445282
Laura Ingraham asked why there was no hoarding under the Trump administration. Was I living in another country, I could\u2019ve sworn I saw people hoarding stuff in this country at the beginning of the pandemic. #TrumpsFakeNews— CheekyLarsh (@CheekyLarsh) 1652463260
March 2nd, 2020 - my local Costco in Raleigh, NC - my own photo pic.twitter.com/fHY8CzCAIu
— Watching in Raleigh (@stetfortis) May 13, 2022
We had to drive to to a store in the middle of no where after finding out what time the delivery truck was going to get there, the line was already out the door and the tp sold out in 10 mins but yeh everything was grrreat!— Sarabellum \ud83c\udf39 (@Sarabellum \ud83c\udf39) 1652449383
Do they think Trump was president from 2013-2017 instead of 2017-2021?\n\nOnly thing that makes any sense with "there was no hoarding..."— \ud83c\udd82\ud83c\udd83\ud83c\udd78\ud83c\udd7d\ud83c\udd70 \ud83c\udd7b\ud83c\udd88\ud83c\udd7d\ud83c\udd7d \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@\ud83c\udd82\ud83c\udd83\ud83c\udd78\ud83c\udd7d\ud83c\udd70 \ud83c\udd7b\ud83c\udd88\ud83c\udd7d\ud83c\udd7d \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1652409865
To say nothing of nurses making protective coverings from trash bags because there was no PPE.— Tia Will (@Tia Will) 1652451854
Ingraham didn't forget the hoarding during Trump's botched handling of Covid. She does assume that her listeners forgot or it doesn't matter if they remember; the point is to bash Biden. And the more you tell a lie, the more gullible people will believe it. This is the Fox way.— Gregory Linn (@Gregory Linn) 1652449431
Others pointed out Ingraham ignored some more key facts like recalls and plant shutdowns.
It's amazing how many things they forgot. But tbf, Fox viewers never saw or heard most of the real news like we did.— Maxwell (@Maxwell) 1652468412
A longtime polarizing figure, Ingraham has been criticized for the White nationalism, homophobia, Islamaphobia, transphobia, xenophobia and other assorted bigotries featured on first the radio and now her Fox News TV program.