(TheLibertyRevolution.com) – The White House reassured American citizens on Sunday that stockpiling essentials and hoarding groceries was an “unnecessary” measure that there isn’t a shortage of household essentials and food.
The announcement comes as videos continue to be uploaded to the Internet showing people fighting over toilet paper and other essential goods as the coronavirus continues to sweep the country.
In a statement, White House officials explained how supply chains remain strong despite growing panic and worry.
“Supply chains in the United States are strong, and it is unnecessary for the American public to hoard daily essentials,” the statement said. President Donald Trump, according to White House officials, recently spoke with supply chain executives and more than two dozen grocery store officials across the United States who confirmed the panic and hoarding are unnecessary.
The president also reportedly spoke with executives about the importance of ensuring shelves remain stocked, and that everyone can continue having access to essential food and goods.
“The President reminded the participants that this is an all-of-America approach and each of their stores and the stores they support can help Americans feel calm and safe when shelves are stocked with the items they need,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere read during a press conference.
The CEOs of grocery stores Aldi, Kroger, Whole Foods, Publix, Target, Costco, Meijer, Walmart, Dollar General, Wegmans, and Albertson’s all took part in the phone call with the president. They were joined by officials from well-known food companies Tyson Food, PepsiCo, Kraft Heinz, General Mills, and Campbell Soup.
President Trump left the conversation confident that these companies will continue to supply important food products, and that the supermarkets will continue stocking those items.
The White House praised officials and their workers for working with the federal government on the issues and taking steps to ensure that they can cope with a potential increase in demand as people continue purchasing more than usual.
Deere explained that the president thanked the executives “for their close partnership” and also “pledged to stay in close communication” with all involved.
So there you have it! There is no shortage, and stockpiling isn’t necessary. Just remember to take moderate, sensible precautions to help reduce the spread of the virus.