Social media users were not happy Thursday with White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s answer on economic woes.
During the White House press briefing, Fox News’ Peter Doocy questioned Jean-Pierre on why she thinks that 88% of Americans say the country is “on the wrong track.” Jean-Pierre continued to blame rising prices on “Putin’s tax hike” and the war in Ukraine while insisting that Biden “has a plan” to deal with inflation.
“Do you think it’s possible that your plan just is not popular with the American people right now?” Doocy pressed further.
“I don’t think it’s that our plan is not popular with the American people. We know that the American people are feeling the high costs. We understand what they are feeling because when you look at inflation – when you look at where we are economically, and we are stronger economically than we have been in history, when you look at the unemployment numbers at 3.6%, when you look at the jobs numbers, more than 8.7 million new jobs created. That is important,” Jean-Pierre replied.
Twitter users quickly mocked the assertion that “we are stronger economically” in the face of record-levels of inflation.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wrote ,”Every American—except those working in the Biden White House apparently—knows that this is not true.”
“They think you’re stupid,” Washington Times columnist Tim Young tweeted.
Business writer Carol Roth said, “Q1 GDP was negative and if the Atlanta Fed’s Q2 projection is close, we are in a recession. Pure gaslighting.”
District Media Group Beverly Hallberg wrote, “Serious question — This is verifiably false, but is it possible she believes what she is saying? No excuse for the lies, but it’s baffling that she continues to say this.”
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