President Biden on Wednesday appeared to call Americans dumb again, in response to the supply chain struggles facing the country under his so-called leadership.
The president, speaking from a port in Baltimore about his agenda and the bipartisan infrastructure deal which he plans to sign into law on Monday, suggested that Americans do not understand how supply chains work.
“You hear a lot about the supply chains in the news, but frankly, not a lot of people have a clear understanding, whether they have a Ph.D. or they didn’t go to school, about how a supply chain works,” Biden said.
Biden put into “simple terms” how supply chains work. “In simple terms, supply chain is just the journey that a product takes to get to your doorstep,” he said.
Biden insisted “it’s easily understandable” why Americans would not comprehend how “incredibly complex” supply chains work. “As long as goods and materials are getting where they need to go on time, there’s usually no need to worry about the supply chains,” Biden said.
Biden has a history of insulting American’s intelligence especially when it relates to this topic.
While discussing the nation’s ongoing supply chain crisis on Saturday, Biden asked whether Americans would “understand” what he was talking about.
“If we were all going out and having lunch together and I said, ‘Let’s ask whoever’s in the next table, no matter what restaurant we’re in, have them explain the supply chain to us.’ Do you think they’d understand what we’re talking about?” Biden said at the time.
The president concluded the current crisis was a part of a “complicated world.” Biden also said Saturday that he has yet to see a reporter outline “very well” how supply chains work.
This sort of “you just don’t understand” response has apparently become the de-facto one for a weak administration struggling to come up with a solution for the dire supply chain crisis facing the country.
During his speech on Wednesday, the president made a few other… interesting remarks.
Biden rambled about people going to McDonald’s to use the internet with the kids, asking, “if you don’t live in an area where you have high-speed Internet you can afford, how many times have you driven your kids to the parking lot of McDonald’s and sat there going off the McDonald’s Internet so you could hear?”
“No, I’m not joking,” Biden declared. “Think of this — the United States of America, for God’s sake.”
“And according to the economic experts, this bill is going to ease inflationary pressures, lowering the cost to working families,” Biden claimed of his nearly $2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill.
“Seventeen — excuse me — yeah, 17 Nobel laureates in economics wrote a letter to me about 10 days ago saying this is going to affect — bring inflation down, not up.”
The odd claim by Biden forced the hand of the Washington Post’s fact-checker, who questioned Biden’s characterization about what the 17 Nobel winners had to say about his plan.
Biden continued by making the following claims about the supply chain crisis:
“Last month, I reached a deal with two of the largest ports in America — the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach. And I met with you guys, with the longshoremen there, and we worked out a deal between the port owners and the longshoremen to move toward operating those two ports.
Forty percent of everything in the Pacific comes through those two ports. And they’re lined up — ships are lined up 70-some lined up out as far as you could see. So they all agreed they’re going to go 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It’s already paying off. Last week, the number of container ships in the docks for more than nine days fell by over 20 percent.”
The president failed to mention, however, that a record number of container ships, 111, were recorded floating outside those two ports.