Jill Biden, the first lady, was mocked for remarks she made in a new public service announcement.
The First Lady and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy were both featured in a new White House PSA about the baby formula crisis.
Jill Biden began, “Becoming a mom or dad involves falling in love deeper than you ever thought possible.” “And in those first few months of sleepless nights of endless diapers and dirty dishes and worrying about every little danger, your love can feel like the only thing that keeps you going.”
She praised the parents by saying that they are “doing an incredible job.” Adding, “I know you are worried about how you are going to feed your baby. The president sees you, he hears you, and his team is working around the clock to get you what you need.”
Murthy further stated that the President is “dedicated” to increasing supply and reopening the closed factory.
“I know that you have questions. Any parent would. So, call your pediatrician. They can provide you the best, most updated advice,” Jill Biden said in conclusion.
Moms, Dads, @Surgeon_General and I know you have questions about infant formula – any parent would.
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) May 17, 2022
Their remarks were met with disapproval, particularly among women who are unable to breastfeed.
“What a load of crap. Basically you’re saying, if your baby can hang on for however long, you may have formula produced in another country?” one person commented. “This message shares ZERO about help from the shortage. Babies cannot go without it.”
“In other words we are reacting now because people noticed that we weren’t doing our job,” another said.
In other words we are reacting now because people noticed that we weren't doing our job.
— Michael Black (@MichaelBlack_78) May 18, 2022
The illegals get all of our formula but American citizens have to rely on Biden's scraps? You people are the enemy within.
— Bobbi Mical (@BMical) May 17, 2022
Last Monday, Biden stated he didn’t understand there was a scarcity until a week ago, thus the post was a lie. Meanwhile, cabinet members have admitted to knowing about it for months.
Unfortunately, due to the administration’s shortcomings, two children are now in the hospital because their parents and physicians were unable to obtain the formula they required.