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"I do think there has been some attacks that are beyond because of her identity," Psaki said during an event hosted by Politico."I do think that it has been easier and harsher from some on the right-wing who have gone after her because she is the first woman, the first woman of color," Psaki said during a virtual interview with Politico. "I think there's no question that the type of attacks, the attacks on her, that certainly being the first, which she is many times over, is part of that.
The claim: Jen Psaki told families to consider Taco Bell for Thanksgiving amid inflation concerns
As Americans shop for Thanksgiving groceries and make travel plans to see family and friends, frustration over inflation and record-high gas prices continues to dog the Biden administration.
On social media, hundreds of people shared Facebook posts claiming White House press secretary Jen Psaki advised struggling families to replace their traditional holiday meal with fast food.
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"Inflation is hurting all of us," Psaki supposedly told reporters, according to a now-deleted Facebook post from the page The Real Deal of Parenting. "The Value Menu at Taco Bell is just as tasty and a lot more affordable.”
The post, which was shared more than 280 times after it was posted Nov. 23, also included a screenshot of a tweet criticizing the comment.
"The White House tells families to consider Taco Bell this Thanksgiving," reads the tweet, which was also published Nov. 23 by The Real Deal of Parenting. "The wealth of knowledge and recommendations from our leadership is simply invaluable."
But there's no evidence Psaki made these comments. The claim stems from a satire account on Instagram.
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Pass the free enterprise, please.Making use of excerpts from Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford’s journals, all of these pieces tell roughly the same story about “the real meaning of Thanksgiving”: the Pilgrims went to Plymouth in 1620 with a utopian vision of holding property in common, but after being mugged by the reality of two years of poor harvests and starvation, they abandoned collectivism for capitalist individualism. These articles conclude in roughly the same way: The lesson of the first Thanksgiving was that “socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets.
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USA TODAY reached out to several social media users who shared the post for comment.
Claim originated as satire
Transcripts from White House press briefings do not indicate Psaki suggested substituting Thanksgiving dinner with Taco Bell. There's also no evidence she made that statement to reporters.
The claim in The Real Deal of Parenting's posts stems from a made-up headline published by a satirical Instagram account.
"White House tells families to consider Taco Bell this Thanksgiving," reads the headline, published Nov. 22. It also features a photo of Psaki at a White House press briefing and the quote used in the Facebook post.
The original post on Instagram resembles a preview of a news article. However, a label on the image reads “@beep.satire."
The Instagram account, which has more than 20,000 followers, publishes "satire, jokes, & media flops," according to its profile. Many of its posts feature made-up headlines.
What do Native Americans really think about Thanksgiving?
The Great Falls Tribune surveyed more than 40 Indigenous people across 12 tribes about their thoughts on Thanksgiving.But as we learned from Eryn Dion in last year's edition of This is America, the first Thanksgiving actually has a fraught history, as the pilgrims later violated their agreements and attacked and encroached upon Wampanoag lands. This brutality was not uncommon — upon arrival in America, Europeans broke promises and inflicted violence, disease and assimilation against Native people nationwide for generations.
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The claim is an example of what could be called stolen satire, in which made-up claims published and labeled as satire are reposted in a way that makes them appear to be legitimate news. As a result, readers of the second-generation post are misled, as was the case here.
Our rating: False
Based on our research, we rate FALSE the claim that Psaki told families to consider Taco Bell for Thanksgiving amid inflation concerns. The claim originated on the satirical Instagram page Beep News, which says its content is “100% fake news.” There is no proof Psaki ever made the comments attributed to her in the post.
Our fact-check sources:
USA TODAY, Nov. 23, US to release 50M barrels from strategic oil reserve amid soaring gas prices
@dangjones, Nov. 24, Tweet (archived)
Regan Long, Nov. 23, Tweet (archived)
@stfl2341, Nov. 23, Tweet (archived)
The Real Deal of Parenting, Nov. 23, Tweet (archived)
The Real Deal of Parenting, Nov. 23, Facebook post (archived)
Brittanica.com, accessed Nov. 24, Did Marie-Antoinette Really Say "Let Them Eat Cake?"
The White House, accessed Nov. 23, Press Briefings Archives
Beep News, Nov. 23, Instagram post
Beep News, Nov. 23, Instagram page
The Hispanic Veteran, Nov. 23, Facebook post (archived)
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Logan O'Brien (left) and Brayden Adams, both of Fort Pierce, fill plastic bags with canned vegetables, mashed potato mix, stuffing and cornbread mix Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, as fellow volunteers help organize a Thanksgiving dinner distribution for community members in need at the St. Lucie County Fire District Administration building in Florida.
Christian McDonald of Detroit watches as volunteers load food into Mary Ellen Ferguson's (left) car as she holds the trunk at Capuchin Soup Kitchen Services Center in Detroit on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Comerica Bank partnered with Capuchin Soup Kitchen to give 568 families from Metro Detroit all the items for a traditional Thanksgiving meal for those experiencing hardship.
St. Lucie County firefighters along with volunteers from local 4-H and Junior Cattleman associations gathered on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, to help prepare food bags for a Thanksgiving dinner distribution to families in need through the Big Heart Brigade of the Treasure Coast in St. Lucie County, Florida. The families will receive turkey and bag of dry goods for a complete meal. The distribution is made possible through monetary and food donations from Cleveland Clinic, Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and private donations.
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US President Joe Biden helps assemble Thanksgiving meal kits at the DC Central Kitchen in Washington, DC on November 23, 2021.
US President Joe Biden (2R), First Lady Jill Biden (2L), Vice President Kamala Harris (C) and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff assemble Thanksgiving meal kits at the DC Central Kitchen in Washington, DC on November 23, 2021.
Comerica Bank VP of Community Affairs Patricia McCann (center) and Comerica Bank Michigan Market President Mike Ritchie load items into a car as a family picks up food at Capuchin Soup Kitchen Services Center in Detroit on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Comerica Bank partnered with Capuchin Soup Kitchen to give 568 families from Metro Detroit all the items for a traditional Thanksgiving meal for those experiencing hardship.
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