A Nantucket man was not afraid to make his feelings toward Joe Biden known as the president visited the Massachusetts island’s Coast Guard station on Thanksgiving.
And the man apparently didn’t even need to use his words to make his point — one finger did the trick, according to a White House pool report.
“Friendly crowds were lined up waving to the motorcade as we made our way here. Most gave thumbs up and applauded,” the pool report read.
“Pool did spot one gentleman standing on his porch giving the middle finger to the presidential motorcade as we neared the coast guard station,” it added.
Pool report: "Friendly crowds were lined up waving to the motorcade as we made our way here. Most gave thumbs up and applauded….
Pool did spot one gentleman standing on his porch giving the middle finger to the presidential motorcade as we neared the coast guard station." https://t.co/FeyiOwjPeQ
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) November 25, 2021
The Nantucket man is not alone in his disapproval of Biden’s job performance.
According to the statistical analysis website FiveThirtyEight, which calculates the president’s approval rating using a multitude of polls, Biden had just a 42.9 percent approval rating as of Thursday.
His disapproval rating, meanwhile, stood at a whopping 51.8 percent.
So why is Biden so unpopular? One possible contributing factor is rising inflation, as Breitbart pointed out.
According to a recent Farm Bureau survey, “the average cost of this year’s classic Thanksgiving feast for 10 is $53.31 or less than $6.00 per person. This is a $6.41 or 14% increase from last year’s average of $46.90.”
Biden’s expensive pandemic relief package is to blame for rising prices, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, according to The Associated Press.
“There is no question what is keeping working Americans awake at night. Inflation. The runaway prices and unpredictability that Democrats’ policies have fueled,” the Kentucky Republican said recently.
Doug Holtz-Eakin, who served as an economic adviser in former Republican President George H.W. Bush’s administration, agrees.
“It was just a mistake and we’re paying for it, and you just have to let it get through the system and don’t repeat the error,” he told The Wall Street Journal.