Following Kingsview Partners Chief Investment Officer Scott Martin using Taco Bell as an example of out-of-control inflation, President Biden appears to have gone political over it, stopping at a taco joint himself in an apparent effort to make a point.
(Video Credit: The White House)
Martin says he spent $28 at Taco Bell for his meal which is a massive increase in cost for an average meal there. Biden spent $16 at Los Angeles restaurant Tacos 1986, leaving a $20 tip and paying for the next customer’s order. It’s unknown what Martin ordered at Taco Bell.
The CIO used his Taco Bell experience as an example of inflation when he spoke to Fox Business anchor Neil Cavuto on Wednesday. Since then, many on the left seem fixated on the Taco Bell order. Although there is no solid connection between Biden visiting the taco place and the Taco Bell assertion, it seems more than coincidental considering it happened one day after that.
“You want to know how bad inflation is? Yesterday, yes, I had a nice lunch at Taco Bell. It cost me about $28 at Taco Bell for lunch. People need to pay for those things, and they do that by getting jobs and getting in the economy and getting active and getting involved,” Martin asserted.
Martin’s claim went viral, prompting Taco Bell to tweet, “14 x $2 Burritos = $28. What’s your $28 order?”
The remark caused Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to comment in her usual not-incredibly-bright or informed manner, “If someone is talking politics and eating $28 of Taco Bell in one sitting then my immediate follow up question is what their thoughts are on Biden’s executive order on cannabis rescheduling.”
If someone is talking politics and eating $28 of Taco Bell in one sitting then my immediate follow up question is what their thoughts are on Biden’s executive order on cannabis rescheduling https://t.co/S3JpW3jbhG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 13, 2022
The remark seems to refer to someone getting the munchies after they get high. In other words, it was vintage Ocasio-Cortez.
It’s probably not sitting well with Taco Bell that Taco 1986 seems to be a better buy than they are or that somehow they have become a political pawn in the inflation denial wars on the left. Then again, math is hard for leftists.
So Biden’s order was originally $32 before the 50% discount, and that proves inflation doesn’t exist?
— Kelkat (@Tweetytweeter63) October 14, 2022
“The motorcade made an unannounced stop at Tacos 1986, a Mexican restaurant near the RON, at 12:13,” the press pool reported, according to Mediaite. “POTUS entered the restaurant at 12:16 p.m. along with Rep. Karen Bass and Hilda Solis.”
“Biden asked for a ‘takeout order for Bass’ and then took out cash to pay, asking, ‘What do we owe you?’ POTUS was told he received a 50 percent ‘public service’ discount,” the report continued. “POTUS gave the cashier $60 and told him to give the next customer their meal for free.”
“POTUS told the pool he ordered chicken quesadillas and then answered a few questions,” the pool concluded, reporting on something that Americans likely consider less than newsworthy.
Biden went on to tweet the video of the stop. He proceeded to call out the person he bought lunch for and jokingly told them to get in touch with him.
“If you got the next quesadilla, let me know,” Biden quipped.
If you got the next quesadilla, let me know. pic.twitter.com/gLJGs98jME
— President Biden (@POTUS) October 14, 2022
The restaurant posted its own video with pictures of the visit, writing, “A TRUE HONOR TO SERVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE AT TACOS 1986, THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY.”
A TRUE HONOR TO SERVE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE AT TACOS 1986, THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY #POTUS #TACOS1986 #THEBESTTACOSINAMERICA @ Tacos 1986 https://t.co/YZSDrKq8Nd
— tacos1986 (@tacos1986) October 13, 2022
On his way out, Biden was asked by a reporter about LA’s skyrocketing gas prices. The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County is a hefty $6.25 but that is down 5.4 cents from its high.
“Well, that’s always been the case here,” the president commented according to NBC Los Angeles. “Nationwide, they came down by $1.35, and we’re still down over a dollar.”
He also said housing is “the most important thing we have to do,” according to FOX11.
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