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Psaki Claims White House Is On Top Of Baby Formula Shortage, But Hoarding Is An ‘Enormous Problem’

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that the baby formula shortage was in part the result of people “hoarding” the available supply and then selling it for a higher price, profiting from the desperation of the families who needed to feed their babies.

Psaki took a number of questions on the issue during Thursday’s press briefing, and she began by saying that President Joe Biden had been anticipating the shortages and working to find solutions for quite some time.

CBS reporter Ed O’Keefe pressed Psaki on that point, asking when President Biden had first been briefed on the potential for shortages, but Psaki declined to give any details. “I’m not going to get into internal briefings,” was all she would say.

CBS’s @EdOKeefe: “On the formula shortage…you said that this is been something that’s been in the works for several months, mostly through the FDA. When was the first time the President

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