The Daily Mail reported on this news and began to speculate on what other policies “could” also be implemented to reach this goal. One of them being “How Biden’s climate plan could limit you to eat just one burger a MONTH.”
At no point in this speech did Biden announce any initiative to impose a limit on red meat consumption and Biden has never suggested policies aimed at limiting red meat consumption.
Though, of course, Republicans seized the opportunity to criticise president Biden for these baseless claims.
Republican representative, Lauren Boebert wrote: “Joe Biden’s climate plan includes cutting 90 per cent of red meat consumption from our diet by 2030. They want to limit us to about four pounds a year. Why doesn’t Joe stay out of my kitchen?”
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Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott wrote: “Not gonna happen in Texas!”
He also included an image from Fox News titled, “Up In Your Grill: Biden’s Climate Requirements” that also falsely claims Americans will only be entitled to 4lbs of red meat per year, one burger per month and the 90 per cent cut in red meat consumption claim.
Not gonna happen in Texas! https://t.co/zqYS9kH8CU
In an interview with Fox Business on April 23, former White House economic adviser to Donald Trump Larry Kudlow said: “To meet the Biden Green New Deal targets, America has to – get this – America has to stop eating meat.”
Other Republicans responded on social media with images of them consuming red meat in an unneeded display of protest for something that isn’t actually happening.
Biden: Limit red meat to 4 lbs per year.
— Jason D. Meister 🇺🇸 (@Jason D. Meister 🇺🇸)
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