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No Bueno: Argentinian Socialist Vice President Defends Jen Psaki Blaming Inflation On Greedy Meat Conglomerates

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Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina's vice president, speaks during a Day of Democracy and Human Rights event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. The Argentinian Government organized the event in Buenos Aires to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the return to democracy.
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¡Ay dios mio, mis amigos! As if we needed any more proof that the Biden administration’s lefty policies are leading the country towards a socialist hellscape, we now have a former Marxist president and current vice president of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner using White House Press Secretary’s own words to bash capitalism and defend high inflation in her country.

On Wednesday, The Daily Wire reported that Psaki told reporters that President Joe Biden believes that “corporate greed” is to blame for high prices, such as the ever-increasing cost of meat in this country:

The president thinks the way people across the country, American families, digest inflation is by price increases and if you look at industry to industry, it’s a little different. So, for example, the president, the secretary of Agriculture have both spoken to what we’ve seen as the greed of meat conglomerates. That is an area where when people go to the grocery store [and] are trying to buy a pound of meat, two pounds of meat, ten pounds of meat, the prices are higher. That is, in his view and the view of our secretary of Agriculture, because of, you could call it corporate greed, sure. You could call it jacking up prices during a pandemic. There are other areas where we’ve seen increases because of supply chain issues, and we’re seeing those increases around the world as it relates to gas prices, oil supply, and things along those lines. So I would say there are some areas where we have seen corporations benefit, profit from the pandemic, and certainly, the president would agree with that component.

While Psaki was slammed for those comments in America, overseas socialists like Fernández de Kirchner were praising her words.

“Listen to her carefully,” she tweeted. “She is not Argentinean and much less a Peronist. She is the spokeswoman for the U.S. government explaining the reason for the increase in prices, especially meat, which U.S. consumers are also suffering. ‘The greed of the meat conglomerates.’ Boom!”

As pointed out by The Daily Wire’s Giancarlo Sopo, a public relations strategist who led the the Trump campaign’s Hispanic advertising in 2020, the foreign leader’s statement shouldn’t exactly be welcomed by any American, let alone Hispanics who have fled Latin-American countries plagued by communism:

“Holy s***! You know America is in serious trouble when an Argentine Marxist like @CFKArgentina rushes to defend Joe Biden on inflation,” tweeted the public relations strategist. “It’s like having Pol Pot defend you on human rights. No surprise that Hispanics are abandoning the Democrats in droves!”

Venezuelan economist Daniel Di Martino, added, “The socialist crook vice president of Argentina, longtime friend of Hugo Chavez praises Jen Psaki for explaining that inflation is caused by greed. Just like Kirchner does in her country suffering from 50%+ inflation.”

Argentina currently suffers from an annual inflation rate of around 50% and has been effectively controlled by communists or socialists for more than 100 years.