Skip to content

Melania Trump suggests ‘heartbreaking’ baby formula shortage is because of failed ‘leadership’

Former First Lady Melania Trump said the national shortage of baby formula is heartbreaking and blamed the failed ‘leadership’ on the dire situation that’s causing American babies to lack food while the United States government seems more concerned with sending $40 billion to Ukraine instead of taking care of its own people.

Melania Trump said, during the segment on ‘Fox & Friends Weekend:’ “It’s heartbreaking to see that they are struggling and the food is not available for children in 21st century, in the United States of America.”

Pete Hegseth asked: “Why’s it happening?”

Trump replied: “Leadership,” – which seems to be a reference to Joe Biden’s failing administration.

Melania Trump also stated: “I think it’s sad to see what’s going on if you really look deeply into it… I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see and I hope it changes fast.

"*" indicates required fields

Should Joe Biden resign?*
This poll gives you free access to our premium politics newsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

The NY Post previously reported on the baby formula shortage, with experts suggesting that President Joe Biden and the FDA ‘dropped the ball’ and failed to take care of a problem that has only gotten worse.

The FDA “dropped the ball’’ on the country’s baby-formula  crisis   —   shutting down a crucial plant on top of  product recalls and then not warning parents of the ramifications, experts told The Post on Friday.

Desperate moms and dads have been trawling stores across the country in search of baby formula ever since mega-manufacturer Abbott issued a safety recall in February for products made at its plant in Sturgis, Mich., over contamination concerns.


The Food and Drug Administration later closed the plant after federal inspectors found Abbott  failed to maintain sanitary conditions and procedures there — sparking a cascade of crippling effects on the supply chain.


“Somebody, whether it be Abbott or the FDA, should have realized, ‘We’re stopping production at one of a handful of plants that produces baby formula and what are the repercussions,’ ’’ said William Marler, a lawyer specializing in food-safety cases, to The Post.


“That’s where the FDA and Abbott dropped the ball. … They could have recalled the product without shutting the facility. They do recalls all the time without shutting the facility down.”