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President Biden is spending his Thanksgiving holiday at a private equity billionaire’s Nantucket home, prompting Republicans to call him out of touch as inflation looms.

The Bidens landed on the Massachusetts island Tuesday night and will spend Thanksgiving at the premises of Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein.


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Spending Thanksgiving in Nantucket is a decades-old Biden family tradition, but was put on hold last year because of the pandemic. The White House told reporters early Tuesday that the Bidens had previously stayed at the Rubenstein home.

Meanwhile, inflation has hit a three-decade high and is at the cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast. has jumped More than 14% from last year’s average, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Thanksgiving dinner cost survey, This is in large part because a turkey costs about 24% more than it did last year. According to the Labor Department data, the price of chicken breast has increased by 26 percent in the last one year.

The industry has mainly attributed the rise in prices to supply chain disruptions and high demand for food, especially meat.

President Biden speaks with a worker before attending a service project at DC Central Kitchen on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Washington, DC, US.  (Photographer: Oliver Contreras/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Granthshala News reporter Peter Ducey asked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday about the message that Biden is sending to the middle class by taking time off a billionaire’s compound during “the most expensive Thanksgiving ever.”

Saki oddly downplayed the price hike on turkeys, stating that “a 20-pound turkey is a huge turkey” and that they cost only $1 more than last year.

“Not to downplay it – any increase in prices is something the president is concerned about,” she said.

Biden’s visit drew criticism from both sides of the political aisle, but conservatives have been the most vocal. Published by the Republican National Committee (RNC) blog post Slogged the president as an out-of-touch “limousine liberal” who would “make Marie Antoinette proud.”

RNC President Ronna McDaniel said, “As Biden spends Thanksgiving in Nantucket, food pantries across the country are struggling to serve those most in need because of their rising prices and supply chain woes.” tweeted,

“Dear President Biden, while you’re in Nantucket, enjoying your meal on a billionaire’s compound, these are the prices Americans are paying for their Thanksgiving dinner—the most expensive in history,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R- Cal., tweeted,

“As @POTUS leaves for his Nantucket vacation, he is leaving American families to contend with skyrocketing prices and a brutal energy crisis – resulting in the costliest Thanksgiving in holiday history. Total disaster, ” Rep. Greg Murphy, RN.C., tweeted,

President Biden aboard Air Force One before departing Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on November 23, 2021.  (Photo by Mandel NGAN/AFP) (Photo by Mandel NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

“Joe Biden Enjoying Thanksgiving at a Billionaire’s Home in Nantucket,” tweeted Republican on the House Judiciary Committee. “Regular America? Enjoy Expensive Gas and Groceries!”

“Gas prices are skyrocketing,” tweeted Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo. “Thanksgiving dinner will cost more this year. But don’t worry, Joe Biden is going to Nantucket for the holiday today!”

Even journalists raised the issue of the optics of Biden’s visit. Some critics have pointed out that Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin, who gave an embarrassing defeat to Democrat Terry McAuliffe earlier this month, was co-chief executive of the Carlyle Group and held the position last year before announcing his candidacy. had left.

Granthshala News’ Megan Heaney contributed to this report.