White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, on her last day as press secretary, caused a groundswell of negativity in her speech. This happened after her incorrect answer to a question about the lack of infant formula in the United States.
At a briefing Friday, a reporter asked Psaki what parents should do if they can’t find the formula they need to feed their baby. In response, the press secretary advised to contact the pediatrician. However, such advice did not suit Americans, many considered it cynical, writes RIA Novosti.
Public outrage was expressed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz on Twitter (the social network is blocked in Russia due to the distribution of illegal content), and a post with criticism appeared on the account of the National Committee of the Republican Party. Ordinary Americans also made hundreds of comments on the posts. They felt that the authorities simply shrugged off the problem. US residents also demanded to be informed about concrete steps to overcome the crisis.
Today, the shortage of infant formula in the United States is estimated at 40-50 percent. The problem arose in February, when large batches of formula were recalled because regulators suspected one company’s production line was contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.
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