Last night Biden was asked about inflation and the very high grocery bills that people are paying right now and what he could do better and quicker.
Instead of showing empathy and claiming he’s working on the problem, Biden gives a very defensive and callous answer:
REPORTER: “People are shocked by their grocery bills. What can you do better and faster?”
BIDEN: “Inflation rate month-to-month was up just an inch, hardly at all.”
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Here’s the bulk of the exchange:
SCOTT PELLEY: …People are shocked by their grocery bills. What can you do better and faster?
BIDEN: Well first of all let’s put this in perspective. The inflation rate month to month was up just an inch. Hardly at all.
PELLEY: You’re not arguing that 8.3% is good news?
BIDEN: No I’m not saying it is good news. But it was 8.2 before. You’re acting…making it sound like it was all of a sudden, like God it went to 8.2%.
PELLEY: It’s the highest inflation rate, Mr. President, in forty years.
BIDEN: I got that. But guess what we are? We’re in a position where, for the last several months, it hasn’t spiked. It has just barely…it’s been basically even.
Biden claims it’s only up an ‘inch’ and it hasn’t spiked? THIS IS THE SPIKE! It’s like Pelley said, this is the highest inflation rate in forty years.
What an absolutely horrible answer. Biden cares more about defending his own reputation and how he’s perceived that he does about the skyrocketing costs we are all paying for food and..well..everything.
I haven’t been able to watch the news this morning, but I doubt very seriously that the media is giving Biden a hard time for his answer as they would’ve President Trump if he’d said this.
Seriously, Biden should be dragged over the hot coals for pretending that the high costs people are paying aren’t significant just because he wants people to believe he’s doing a good job or something. What a schmuck.
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