Posted on October 27, 2022

Biden Mocked for Claiming Extra Cost of Roomier Airline Seats Is ‘Unfair’ to ‘People of Color’

Gabriel Hays, Fox News, October 26, 2022

Conservatives on Twitter blasted President Biden for touting the fact that his administration is looking get rid of the “junk fees” that make roomier airline seats more expensive and thus “unfair” to “people of color.”

During a Wednesday speech on combating inflation and lowering costs for families, Biden expressed his administration’s commitment to eliminating “junk fees,” which he claimed make the lives of Americans, particularly those of low-income families and people of color, harder.

In what many critical viewers considered a bizarre portion of the speech, the president claimed that the extra expense required to purchase roomier airline seats is a form of these junk fees, which he argued hit “people of color” particularly hard.

“Some airlines, if you want six more inches between you and the seat in front, you pay more money. But you don’t know it until you purchase your ticket. Look folks, these are junk fees, they’re unfair and they hit marginalized Americans the hardest, especially low-income folks and people of color,” said Biden.

Conservatives found it ridiculous that the president of the United States was claiming that expensive airline seats were racist.


Former RNC communications strategist Doug Heye asked, “Who had Legroom Equity as a Dem closing message on their bingo card?”