Apparently, President Joe Biden finds the current economic struggles that Americans face under his leadership hilarious.
Biden was caught over the weekend on camera cracking up at a joke told about America’s economic woes, Fox News reports.
It took place on Saturday during the 2022 White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) dinner. The dinner made a return after having been put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. President Biden was in attendance.
It has become a custom during the event for the sitting president to be roasted. That custom was continued during this year’s correspondents’ dinner, and the roasting was done by Daily Show host Trevor Noah.
Biden’s hysterical laugh
Noah decided to “roast” Biden for the economic struggles that the country has been witnessing under his leadership. Noah began:
I’ll be honest, if you didn’t come I totally would’ve understood because these people have been so hard on you, which I don’t get. I really don’t. You know, I think ever since you’ve come into office, things are really looking up.
That’s when Noah delivered the punch line: “Gas is up. Rent is up. Food is up. Everything.”
Biden began laughing hysterically.
You can see for yourself here:
“Since you’ve come into office, things are really looking up. Gas is up, rent is up, food is up! Everything!”
BIDEN: *laughs* pic.twitter.com/Chtdwotnrs
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It’s no laughing matter
The Department of Labor last week released a report showing that the consumer price index had a year-over-year increase of 8.5% in March 2022. That’s the largest increase since December of 1981, and some economists believe that there might be some underreporting happening.
This percentage, by itself, may not mean a whole lot to most of us who are not economists. Moody’s Analytics, however, provides a figure that is more meaningful. According to their analysis, the inflation that we are seeing is costing the average American household roughly $327 per month.
Suffice it to say, the situation is bad, and Americans, in poll after poll, have indicated that the economic crisis, under Biden’s leadership, is their top concern.
So, if there is one thing Biden, or any politician with some awareness, shouldn’t have been laughing at, it is Americans’ current and very real economic struggles. However, at this point, what else would you expect from Biden? It’s almost as if he wants us to struggle.