President Joe Biden avoided news reporters during the Super Bowl on Sunday, but he had a message for the American people: America’s producers of junk food are terrible, because they keep shrinking the quantities of chips in a bag and scoops of his favorite treat in a bin of ice cream.
People viewing the spectacle wondered if this was just another case of artificial intelligence. These days, one cannot be too sure.
But no — Must Read Alaska tracked it down to the White House official Twitter account. It’s real.
In the video, Biden is sitting in front of what appears to be the plush White House movie theater. The video producer may have well touched up the appearance of the aging president to take care of what his facelifts have not concealed.
But the entire production, which singles out the makers of Doritos, Oreos, Gatorade, Breyer’s Ice Cream and more, is all Bidenomics 2.0 — blaming companies for putting less product out during his watch, which has brought crushing inflation. Biden pitted Americans against the private sector.
“While you were Super Bowl shopping, did you notice smaller-than-usual products where the price stays the same? Folks are calling it Shrinkflation and it means companies are giving you less for every dollar you spend. I’m calling on the big consumer brands to put a stop to it,” the president says, reading from a screen in front of him but not seen by the camera.
The ad was broadcast at a time when Biden’s cognitive abilities have been questioned after a series of baffling incidents, including his confusing the names of the presidents of Mexico and Egypt during a rare press conference, in which the White House was attempting to allay concerns about Biden’s evident senility.