Biden Press Secretary In HOT WATER After What She Told Reporters
(UnitedVoice.com) – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre took over for Jen Psaki in May. The last two months have not been the easiest for her as the administration faces a mountain of controversy over the economy. Now, she’s facing criticism for a recent comment.
On Thursday, July 7, Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked Jean-Pierre what the administration thinks about 88% of Americans saying the country isn’t on the right track. The press secretary blamed gas prices and claimed President Joe Biden “has a plan” to handle the inflation crisis. The conservative reporter asked if maybe that’s the problem, that his plan isn’t popular. Her response caused a backlash.
Jean-Pierre claimed she doesn’t think the president’s plan isn’t popular; she understands people feel the pain of inflation. However, she claimed the US is “stronger economically than [it has] been in history.” She pointed to the 3.6% unemployment rate and the millions of jobs the booming economy has created.
Critics took to Twitter to criticize the press secretary for her remarks. US Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) pointed out that inflation is at a 40-year high and said the government needs to stop spending so much money.
The White House believes that we have the strongest economy now in American history DESPITE inflation hitting a forty-year high.
We must take action to stop government overspending and lower taxes to help our country get back on track. https://t.co/LCdlkFCDok
— Scott DesJarlais (@DesJarlaisTN04) July 8, 2022
The RNC scoffed at the press secretary’s claim and her defense of the administration.
Karine Jean-Pierre says "we have to remember where this country was" when Biden "walked into office."
Yeah, gas was $2.39/gal, inflation was at 1.4%, the markets were higher, and Trump was leading a great American comeback. pic.twitter.com/jMvYb99oqp
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 14, 2022
Was Jean-Pierre right, or do you agree with the 88% of people who think the country is on the wrong track?
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