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Social media takes Biden to the woodshed as he boasts about importing baby formula: 'Turned us into a 3rd world nation'

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Social media took President Joe Biden to task over the baby formula shortage crisis that has unfolded across the country.

Biden over the weekend boasted about Operation Formula Fly, in which the U.S. Air Force flew 70,000 pounds of baby formula from Europe.

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On Sunday, the president tweeted, "Folks, I’m excited to tell you that the first flight from Operation Fly Formula is loaded up with more than 70,000 pounds of infant formula and about to land in Indiana. Our team is working around the clock to get safe formula to everyone who needs it.”

In a since-deleted tweet, Biden erroneously claimed that the administration flew in "70,000 tons" of formula.

Twitter user and political commentator Comfortably Smug tweeted about the operation and wrote, “Biden has turned us into a third world nation where other countries are sending us relief aid.”

Dr. Nicole Saphier wrote, “Over 10,000 children are born daily in the US, 20% of which will use formula within the first days of life. The shipment is great, but let’s be honest, the supply won’t last more than a couple days.”

Political commentator Tammy Bruce added, "You have officially turned our great country into Blanche DuBois, unstable and completely reliant on the kindness of strangers.”

The Heritage Foundation's John Cooper wrote, “How bad are things under Joe Biden? We have to fly in baby formula from Germany to make sure American babies don’t starve.”

In a Saturday statement on the historic baby formula shortage, the Biden administration added, "In addition, President Biden has directed his Administration to take a number of other important actions to ensure there is enough safe infant formula for families, including invoking the Defense Production Act, entering into a consent agreement between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reopen Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis facility, and issuing FDA guidance to allow major formula manufacturers to safely import formula that is not currently being produced for the U.S. market."

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