US President-elect Joe Biden, hat in hand, appealed to voters Friday for funding for his administration’s transition into the White House.
Ah, nope would be Twitter followers’ stunned response.
“Here’s the deal,” Biden tweeted. “Because President Trump refuses to concede and is delaying the transition, we have to fund it ourselves and need your help,” asking supporters to “chip in.”
Here's the deal: Because President Trump refuses to concede and is delaying the transition, we have to fund it ourselves and need your help.
If you're able, chip in to help fund the Biden-Harris transition. https://t.co/apJMrdpoSS
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 20, 2020
Though followers on Twitter were definitely not willing to “chip in,” they had lots of ideas about how Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris could economize — like “skipping Coachella this year.”
People responding were amused — but also annoyed that the president-elect of the world’s wealthiest nation, which has handed massive tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy, now has his hand out to the average American struggling with tough economic times just now.
have you considered
--getting a roommate
--skipping the morning latte at the coffee shop
--getting a second job
--cutting out the avocado toast for a sack lunch PB&J
--putting on a sweater instead of turning up the heat https://t.co/zapcJ3wBJ2
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) November 20, 2020
- move in with family
- skip coachella this year
- don't upgrade your iPhone for once
— Colin Burns (@clnbrns) November 20, 2020
Yikes. Hard pass. We already fund it with taxes. Come on with this.
— Ed DeRosa (@EJXD2) November 21, 2020
Man, we’re the ones who need *your* help.
— Axelle Carolyn (@AxelleCarolyn) November 21, 2020
Nope. This country had plenty of money. We have miles of people waiting in lines who aren’t eating. We are not paying for it and don’t ask again. I thought you were different
— Jeannette Sarpola (@zsazu)