Students in Washington, DC were shocked to hear about this year’s Thanksgiving inflation and said Americans were better off under former President Donald Trump.
Addison Smith, of Campus Reform, spoke to students in Washington, DC, of information that 2021 could be the costliest Thanksgiving dinner in U.S. history, amid soaring inflation.
When asked if students had heard of or thought about a rise in inflation before Thanksgiving this year, many said no.
“No, I should probably know more about it,” said one student. “This is the first time I have heard of this problem.”
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“Personally, no, I haven’t heard of it, nor thought of it at all,” replied another.
“Honestly, I haven’t heard much about it, because all of my friends are just, like, planning trips – but now that you mention it, I think I should read about it,” a third said. student.
Smith then mentioned that last year’s Thanksgiving dinner would have been the cheapest in decades, adding that this year’s Thanksgiving could end up being the most expensive in American history.
“Wow, I had no idea, and I’m curious why that would be the case,” responded a student.
“Crazy to hear that, I just wish I had paid more attention to it, I don’t even know, like, it’s not even on my radar,” said another.
“It’s shocking how quickly prices like this can go up. I didn’t know about last Thanksgiving, ”said a third student.
Smith then read the price increase for popular Thanksgiving foods, noting that the cost of turkey rose nearly 22% and other meats, poultry, fish and eggs rose 12%. Students seemed shocked to hear about the price hike.
“Those 22 percent and those percentages are a big deal for [Americans families]”said one student.
“It’s really weird to think that, like, staple foods like that are just, like, so inaccessible and expensive,” responded another.
Students who plan to travel for the holidays have also been shocked to learn that they will end up paying up to 50% more for gasoline.
“Wow,” said one student. “I didn’t even think about any of that.”
When asked, the students said American families were better off financially under Trump than under President Joe Biden, with one student claiming that even his “liberal” friends preferred Trump or Obama’s economy to Biden’s.
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