In one of the dumbest right-wing media news cycles in recent years (and that is saying something), right-wing figures spent recent days attacking Vice President Kamala Harris for purchasing cookware during a diplomatic trip to Paris. The story even lept to “straight news” anchors at Fox.
The vice president’s purchases were reported last week by the right-wing Washington Free Beacon. Others have pointed out, however, that by all appearances Harris spent her own money, and she is also an avid cook who would use those items herself. And while a Marketwatch headline called the items “pricey,” the piece notes that they're recommended by chefs.
Of course, this sudden concern with spending rings hollow from the network aligned for years with Donald Trump. Even putting Trump's personal spending aside, these facts also contrast sharply with all the government money that Trump as president reportedly funneled to his own properties.