Pelosi reprimanded by MSNBC for omitting COVID's impact on Trump economy

 May 3, 2024

Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) was caught telling a bold-faced lie about Donald Trump's economy during an MSNBC interview.

Anchor Katy Tur surprisingly pushed back on Pelosi for omitting the crucial context of her claim that Trump was the "worst" jobs president ever.

Namely, Pelosi forgot to mention the COVID pandemic, which flipped the entire world upside down in March of 2020.

Pelosi caught spinning narrative

The Biden campaign has also been attacking Trump's economic record without taking the pandemic into account.

Trump oversaw historically low unemployment before the pandemic hit, ushering in a global recession.

Pelosi overlooked this crucial fact as she sought to tout Biden's record on jobs.

“And Joe Biden is doing that, created 9 million jobs in his term in office,” Pelosi said. “Donald Trump has the worst record of job loss of any president, so we just have to make sure people know.”

“That was a global pandemic,” Tur responded.

Pelosi responded by accusing Tur of being an "apologist for Donald Trump."

“I don’t think that anybody can accuse me of that,” Tur said.

Americans struggle under "Bidenomics"

Many Americans remain nostalgic about the relative prosperity of the world before COVID, presenting Biden with a steep narrative challenge.

The Biden-friendly media have expressed consternation over the country's pessimistic mood, with many establishment pundits dismissing economic anxiety as a "vibe-cession" with no basis in reality.

Yet, Biden has quietly dropped "Bidenomics" from his campaign rhetoric, and the Federal Reserve is holding off on interest rate cuts, citing stubborn inflation.

The steep interest rates have fueled already astronomical housing costs, leaving the American dream out of reach for many.

As far as the jobs situation goes, Biden has exaggerated the recovery by taking credit for millions of jobs that disappeared during the unprecedented COVID lockdowns.

Many of the jobs Biden touts are part-time gigs that Americans are working to keep their heads above water, as consumers struggle with the loss of their purchasing power.

According to The Federalist, 75 percent of new jobs in March were second jobs, and a disproportionate number were in government.

In short, the American people aren't stupid - they think the economy stinks because it actually does.

The Biden campaign is going to have to refine its talking points some more.

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