White House press secretary Jen Psaki is under fire after she touted the Biden administration's response to the shipping crisis as saving Christmas.
"Christmas gifts are arriving on time this year. Good news. We’ve saved Christmas!" Psaki stated during a press conference Wednesday. "And that is because President Biden recognized this challenge early, acted as an honest broker to bring key stakeholders together, and focused on addressing practical problems across the global supply chain."
Psaki also tweeted a New York Times article Wednesday titled, "Why Christmas Gifts Are Arriving on Time This Year," with the caption "Take that Scrooge, the Grinch and all of the doubters that this could happen. Also shelves are stocked at 90% (pre-pandemic levels are 91%)"
Fox News host Katie Pavlich said the administration is asking for "credit for doing their job," adding, "First, the administration claimed that there wasn't a supply chain crisis, and now they're claiming victory for eliminating the supply chain crisis."
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) joked, "Psaki said that Joe Biden saved Christmas. Sounds like someone broke out the eggnog a bit early."
Newsmax host Karl Higbie tweeted his shock: "What? The absolute nerve of this administration."
Sean Spicer, Newsmax host and former press secretary for former President Donald Trump, tweeted, "Actually, Jen - American workers - truckers, front line health workers, cashiers, wait staff, flight attendants, cleaning crews etc 'saved Christmas.'"
Conservative commentator Benny Johnson said, "MEANWHILE: Out of control inflation, devastating economic growth, COVID RAGING, and The Biden Administration is telling families not to get together with "unvaccinated" family members."
Psaki's celebration may have been a bit premature though. Airlines have canceled more than 2,000 flights due to concerns over weather and the new COVID variant omicron.