President Joe Biden will enjoy his Thanksgiving holiday at a private billionaire’s compound this year as the cost of gravy for the lower and middle-class Americans continues to climb.
The president landed in Nantucket, Massachusetts, on Tuesday where he will celebrate Thanksgiving with Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein. The Bidens have spent Thanksgiving on the island for several decades, although they canceled their plans in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dear President Biden,
While you are in Nantucket, enjoying your meals at a billionaire's compound, here are the prices that Americans are paying for their Thanksgiving dinner—the most expensive one in history. pic.twitter.com/M2Lr7g9Qyl
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 24, 2021
Meanwhile, the price of the average Thanksgiving dinner has risen more than 14% from the previous year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Thanksgiving dinner cost survey. According to the survey, the average Thanksgiving dinner for six people will cost approximately $54.00, with the cost of turkey alone skyrocketing by 24% from the previous year.
A recent Trafalgar poll showed that 52% of Americans say inflation caused them to change their holiday plans due to the increase in food prices and shortages.
As @POTUS hurries off to his Nantucket vacation, he’s leaving American families to struggle with skyrocketing prices and a brutal energy crisis — resulting in the most expensive Thanksgiving in the history of the holiday. A total disaster. pic.twitter.com/aXpeefREDS
— Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (@RepGregMurphy) November 23, 2021
Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, criticized the president’s Nantucket holiday Wednesday citing the average American’s struggle with inflation during the Thanksgiving holiday.
“Dear President Biden, while you are in Nantucket, enjoying your meals at a billionaire’s compound, here are the prices that Americans are paying for their Thanksgiving dinner-the most expensive one in history,” McCarthy wrote on social media.
White House pool report says Biden will stay in the vacation home of David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, in Nantucket
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) November 23, 2021
Gas prices are skyrocketing.
Thanksgiving dinner will cost more this year.
But don’t worry, Joe Biden is heading to Nantucket for vacation today!
— Ken Buck (@BuckForColorado) November 23, 2021