'You won't be able to get the jacket in 15 colors,' WH snarks amid supply crisis

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Boiling down the concerns of Americans about shortages due to a supply chain crisis, a White House official insisted that the biggest impact will be a lack of choice.
Boiling down the concerns of millions of Americans about shortages of everything from consumer goods to food to holiday gifts due to a massive supply chain crisis, a White House official insisted Monday that the biggest impact will be a lack of choice.

Concerns have been raised by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and businesses about the massive supply chain disruptions as the holiday season quickly approaches, with some experts suggesting consumers start shopping early due delays and lack of inventory.

But during a call with governors' representatives on Monday, Liz Reynolds, special assistant to the president for manufacturing and economic development, told the gubernatorial staffers, "You won't be able to get the jacket in 15 colors, but you will be able to get the jacket," a source on the National Governors Association call told The Post.

The White House recently said it is working to reduce delays, with the Port of Los Angeles, UPS, FedEx and Walmart having committed to working 24 hours a day in hopes of alleviating the problem as much as possible ahead of Christmas.

The minimizing of the concern by the Biden administration official follows on the heels of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg — who has come under fire for taking paternity leave during the supply-chain breakdown without tapping a deputy to take over for him — claiming on Sunday that the reason for the barren store shelves is due to high consumer demand.

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