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On Wednesday, Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump and daughter-in-law of the former president, claimed on Fox News's "Hannity" that rising turkey prices are a deliberate plot by Democrats to destroy Thanksgiving and — possibly — the American family itself.
"Ultimately, the left want to 'divide Americans' and 'don't want us to have any common ground,' Trump said, claiming some areas 'did away with Halloween' this year because they wanted to be 'inclusive' of those who don't celebrate," reported Forbes business reporter Robert Hart.
But, noted Hart, Trump's claims are completely baseless.
"In fact, the price of turkeys jumped 24% over the last year, according to the annual American Farm Bureau Federation survey, though this can largely be attributed to high inflation, labor shortages and supply chain breakdowns, not a heinous plot from the left," wrote Hart. In fact, he noted, "Despite reports of soaring turkey prices, NielsenIQ reports that the average price per pound paid in the past month is down 18% compared to last year. This is largely due to consumers taking advantage of discounts, according to Nielsen, which sources price data directly from the majority of retailers in the U.S."
The U.S. economy has been growing at a massive pace, with massive new consumer spending and the lowest unemployment claims since 1969. The flip side of this is that inflation is also at its highest level in three decades, which experts say is largely attributable to worldwide supply chain problems and an overall shift in consumption from services to durable goods.
C-SPAN caller on Thanksgiving: 'I give thanks that I can protect myself like the Rittenhouse kid did'
A C-SPAN caller from Louisiana celebrated Thanksgiving by revealing that he is grateful that he can follow Kyle Rittenhouse's example of legally shooting people.
The caller named Randy began by agreeing with other viewers who thanked God for the United States of America.
"Thank God for the Constitution," he explained in a Thanksgiving day rant. "And they're about to rip that apart. It looks like they're going to try to."
Randy said that he felt "sorry for Australia" because "the people gave up their Second Amendment down there."
"When you say they're going to tear it apart, who is 'they?'" C-SPAN host John McArdle wondered.
"The communists!" the caller laughed. "This place is being torn down by the elites of the world, which that's just a few people and I give thanks that I can protect myself like the Rittenhouse kid did."
Randy went on to applaud the recent guilty verdicts in the case of Ahmaud Arbery's murder in Georgia.
"But this country has been had by Democrats and the Republicans," he insisted. "The people need to wake up and realize these people are not for us."
The caller then accused schools of brainwashing children.
"This has been going on for quite some time of trying to change the minds of our kids," he insisted. "This has been going on ever since they took prayer out of school."
Watch the video below from C-SPAN.
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