When you’re a Democrat, nothing is off the table. You may lie, cheat, and insult anyone you wish in order to distract from the side affects from your policy decisions. Joe Biden is no different.
The man who was “elected” to restore normalcy and dignity to the Oval Office has resorted to insulting reporters to deter from reality.
[source: The Daily Wire]
But I thought Joe Biden was the gently grandpa who didn’t resort to petty insults like the big, bad Donald Trump?
Biden lashed out after Holt asked Biden about the ongoing problem of inflation that Americans are facing in an pre-recorded interview that aired on Thursday.
“I think it was back in July, you said inflation was going to be temporary,” Holt said. “I think a lot of Americans are wondering what your definition of temporary is.”
“Well, you’re being a wise guy with me a little bit, and I understand that’s your job,” Biden responded.
Asked about his historic inflation crisis, Biden calls the reporter "a wise guy" and blames inflation on "the lack of computer chips." pic.twitter.com/X2IwYf3OXB
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 10, 2022
Holt’s question to Biden comes as new inflation numbers were released on Thursday that showed that inflation has skyrocketed to its fastest pace in four decades.
Inflation continued its once-in-a-generation surge in January, reaching a rate of 7.5%. According to the United States Department of Labor, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) — which tracks costs faced by the typical American family — attained its highest rate of increase since February 1982. Core CPI, which does not consider volatile categories such as food and energy, increased by 6% year-over-year.
Inflation refers to the erosion of a currency’s purchasing power. Though nominal wages are rising as the American economy recovers from COVID-19 and the lockdown-induced recession, “real average hourly earnings” — which consider the effect of inflation — fell by 2.4% last year.
Biden responded to the new inflation numbers by saying that people should have “peace of mind,” adding, “I know food prices are up, and we’re working to bring them down. As I said, I grew up in a family where the price at the pump went up, you felt it. I understand. But these things are necessities.”
Biden amid record inflation:
"We're in a situation now where you should have peace of mind." pic.twitter.com/UvSErP15Zg
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) February 10, 2022
It’s becoming more difficult to feed our families and fuel our cars, but sure, peace of mind!
Author: Sebastian Hayworth