Joe Biden’s latest speech on the economy was filled with the usual lies, exaggerations, and pathetic finger-pointing.
Even as he preposterously took credit for the “most robust” recovery in history, Biden sought to distract voters from the worst inflation in decades by attacking Donald Trump.
Biden points the finger at Trump
While many attribute inflation to Biden’s reckless spending policies, Biden rejected the idea he is a “big spender” and instead faulted his predecessor. “Facts matter,” he snarled.
Not one for subtlety, Biden said the deficit “exploded” under Trump but is now on track for the biggest decline “in American history.” Biden’s claim about deficits is one of his go-to talking points on the economy. It’s also totally misleading. Even CNN agrees.
The deficit reduction is largely the result of COVID relief programs coming to an end, not Biden’s fiscal wisdom.
At any rate, it isn’t the deficit that Americans are most worried about: it’s inflation. Biden knows this, of course, which is why he’s desperately trying to point the finger at Trump in whatever way he thinks he can.
Oh, and Putin. Biden used the phrase “Putin’s price hike” at least four times in his speech, as he continued his effort to blame inflation he once dismissed as “transitory” on Russia.
Trump living rent-free in Joe’s head
Elsewhere in his delusional remarks, Biden touted “enormous progress” on the economy and an “excellent” May jobs report as he once again sought to take credit for a tight labor market.
While the 3.6 percent unemployment rate is low, the “historic” recovery Biden keeps bragging about is as real as his deficit reduction: most of the jobs being “created” were destroyed by the COVID lockdowns Biden’s party forced on the country. Now that things are opening up, the jobs are coming back.
Biden’s desperate attempts to take credit for things he hasn’t achieved — and pass the buck on failures that are rightfully his — don’t seem to be making an impact as voters continue to sour on him. Behind the scenes, Biden is said to be outraged that his poll numbers are falling below Trump’s.
At least we know now why Biden won’t shut up about his predecessor.