Fact Check By: Benjamin Ruddell, Northern Arizona University

Truthfulness: False


The United States didn't have a supply chain crisis until Joe Biden became president.

Claim Publisher and Date: Lance Gooden on 2021-10-17

The 2021 supply chain problems are due to a number of factors, including long-term issues like decades of offshoring of manufacturing combined with decades of "lean" supply chain management that prioritizes efficiency over resilience. Short-term issues include a shrunken labor force, border closures, and federal stimulus, which has increased demand for limited supplies during a time when we don't have extra capacity.

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