They've blamed him for the gas shortage in the eastern and southern parts of the country, they've even blamed him for the shortage in lumber. And now, conservatives are blaming Democratic President Joe Biden for a shortage in Chick-fil-A dipping sauce.
Yes, you read that correctly. Fox News actually ran an article blaming "Joe Biden's America" for the chicken chain's decision to ration its sauce.
Chick-fil-A sauce shortage blamed on 'Joe Biden's America' https://t.co/vF0ixZjmwu— Fox News (@Fox News)1620857349.0
And Twitter is mercilessly mocking them for it.
They gonna blame the McDonald’s ice cream machine being broken on him too, just watch. https://t.co/icCtdWPZhV— Steph of House Moderna (@Steph of House Moderna)1620859432.0
To be fair, Fox News is simply taking its cues from Republicans like Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert who have posted ridiculous, histrionic tweets blaming Biden for the sauce shortage.
Joe Biden is destroying America. https://t.co/0G1zpgS2ax— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1620848390.0
Conservatives followed suit, parroting Republican politician's sauce claims.
In a tweet, Cruz cited the Chick-fil-A situation as evidence Biden is "destroying America."
Boebert, in a quote-tweet of an article about the sauce shortage, queried, "Is there no limit to how awful Biden's America can get?"
Is there no limit to how awful Biden’s America can get? https://t.co/fm9eGHhkel— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert)1620837349.0
Obviously, this entire thing is ridiculous, but Fox News has chosen to treat it as legitimate news.
What they have not chosen to do, however, is explain in any way, shape or form how President Biden is at fault for Chick-fil-A bogarting all those sauce packets.
A Chick-fil-A spokesperson attributed the shortage to "industrywide supply chain disruptions." Several industries, from the aforementioned lumber to automobiles to electronics and, yes, restaurants, are experiencing shortages in all sorts of supplies due to production slowdowns and labor shortages resulting from the pandemic.
Stockpiles from before the pandemic are finally running out.
Given the pandemic predated the Biden Administration by nearly a year, it's difficult to suss out how these shortages are Biden's fault.
On Twitter, people did not hesitate to let the network know what they thought about their article.
This is the dumbest headline ever. I literally cannot believe that this is not an Onion article. An editor approved… https://t.co/6DG2XiJInN— Breonna Taylor was murdered by Louisville Police (@Breonna Taylor was murdered by Louisville Police)1620878057.0
@FoxNews First they came for the condiments and I said nothing...— Emperor Norton I 👑 (@Emperor Norton I 👑)1620858919.0
@FoxNews Fox with the scoop. I see a Pulitzer coming.— David Burnette (@David Burnette)1620863795.0
@FoxNews Someone hacked Fox’s Twitter account and is just randomly putting words together as news articles, aren’t they?— Guy_at_the_Bar (@Guy_at_the_Bar)1620857477.0
What even is news anymore https://t.co/62mjnC6sf6— Jackson Porter (@Jackson Porter)1620861688.0
@FoxNews This page is getting more pathetic by the day lmao. Imagine blaming a sauce shortage on Biden with a strai… https://t.co/DnZQYWwQZ5— hurb Dontana (@hurb Dontana)1620869404.0
I will *always* take "Joe Biden's America" — where apparently a Chick-fil-A sauce shortage is considered a national… https://t.co/6aYamlRVfF— Dean Wallace 🗳🗽 (@Dean Wallace 🗳🗽)1620875967.0
@FoxNews If things are going so well that the worst thing we have to complain about is a sauce shortage then we’re doing great.— John (@John)1620857440.0
This has to be parody, right? https://t.co/R8uQwAjtGG— justjess (@justjess)1620877415.0
Anyway, in case you're worried about your favorite Chick-fil-A sauce running out, the company says they are "actively working" to solve the problem.
Phew! A national emergency has been averted.