“Empty Shelves Joe” was paged across the intercom at San Diego International Airport on Thursday.
The Twitter user “Brick Suit” posted a video of the prank being played out.
Someone just paged EMPTY SHELVES JOE at the airport. pic.twitter.com/rGs3k4tbAV
— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) October 14, 2021
Brick Suit, who has been making waves on social media with similar viral videos, unleashed his latest prank on the same day “#EmptyShelvesJoe” trended #1 in the U.S. on Twitter as Americans are noticing neverending long lines and empty shelves at stores due to a global supply chain crisis that Joe Biden and his Administration are now facing.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 14, 2021
As reported by The Hill:
Shortages in the global supply chain are creating steep challenges for President Biden at a time when he’s already grappling with low approval ratings and major hurdles to getting his economic agenda through Congress.
The White House sought to demonstrate that administration officials are tackling the supply chain disruptions head on with Wednesday’s announcement that the Port of Los Angeles, as well as FedEx, UPS and Walmart, will rev up operations to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Biden also delivered a speech detailing the efforts.
The supply chain bottlenecks – such as chip shortages and a resulting lack of new cars on the market – are largely due to the enduring stress on the global economy sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic more than 18 months ago. They now threaten to disrupt the holiday shopping season.
“Certainly this is a danger point for the administration. Whatever the cause of the bottlenecks, the public has not been overly patient with these kinds of problems in the past,” said Austan Goolsbee, economics professor at the Chicago Booth School of Business who served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) under former President Obama.