Biden amplifies Cookie Monster complaints as he blames companies for ‘shrinkflation’

President Joe Biden is name-checking the Cookie Monster as part of his latest attempt to convince the public his administration is doing all it can to counter rising consumer prices before November’s general election, more broadly blaming companies and not his economic policies.

“Some of the small snack companies think you won’t even notice what they are doing when they charge you just as much for the same size bag of potato chips, only there’s a hell of a lot fewer chips in it,” Biden told his White House Competition Council on Tuesday.

“I’ll tell you who did notice: the Cookie Monster,” the president said. “He pointed out his cookies are getting smaller, but he’s paying the same price. I was stunned when I found out that’s what actually happened.”

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