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President Joe Biden seemingly admitted during a press conference in Glasgow on Tuesday that the country is a hot mess under his “leadership,” but then claimed that most Americans prefer this to life under former President Donald Trump.
(Video: CBS News)
He made the bizarre (and almost incoherent) claim after being asked by a reporter “when specifically should Americans expect [inflated] prices to come down?”
“[T]he bottom line is that I think that — and anyone who would prefer, as bad as things are in terms of prices helping — hurting families now, trade this Thanksgiving for last Thanksgiving,” he replied.
Translated into normal English, it appears he was trying to say that nobody would “trade this Thanksgiving for last Thanksgiving.”
The stunning claim triggered an outpouring of complaints from Americans all too well aware that literally, everything is worse in America right now, including prices, wages, and even coronavirus deaths (despite so many Americans being vaccinated).
Yes – everyone I know would trade this Thanksgiving for last Thanksgiving…apparently @JoeBiden has feces for brains…the out of control inflation, the decrease in goods and services…it’s bad and it’s going to get worse… https://t.co/AzGp6dQNqN
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) November 2, 2021
To the team that is running JB. Why would someone write on paper for him to say things are better this Thanksgiving than last? Gas-Food-Supplies-Covid deaths inflation from last year are up 2 fold! So how can you tell him to say things are better when we can see things are worse!
— Ravens2020 (@Ravens20201) November 3, 2021
Dear @POTUS let me be perfectly clear, and I will type slow so you will understand what I say. No we would NOT prefer the shitstorm of inflation you have caused this Thanksgiving to the prosperity we experienced last Thanksgiving. Please pull your head out of your ass!!!
— Tom Schultz (@sftballhr3) November 2, 2021
Yes Jim Biden I would trade years. This THANKSGIVING leaves little to be hopeful and grateful. More deaths, divided nation (thank you) people losing jobs (thank you ), bumbling speeches, sleeping leader, lying, and trying to kill the economy – no thanks. Give me last year
— mrl215222 (@mrl215222) November 2, 2021
Well, with all due respect @JoeBiden I would rather have last Thanksgiving over this Thanksgiving. We had a HUGE dinner with ALL of our family last year, however, the best part President Trump was our President, things were cheaper and Gas was $1.79
— 🇺🇸Mark Clabaugh🇺🇸 (@clabaugh_mark) November 2, 2021
@POTUS Biden said today that this Thanksgiving will be better than last. Fact check their have been more Covid deaths under Biden, Thanksgiving dinner will be almost double last year.
— Baxter Says: (@tegoyer) November 2, 2021
The president’s claim came at the tail end of his full response.
The response began with him blaming ongoing rampant inflation on everything else but his own policies.
“Well, look, first of all, the significant reason why prices are up is because of COVID affecting the supply chain. I mean, I know you — I’m not trying to be instructive; I know you know this. Number one,” he said.
“Number two, if you take a look at, you know, gas prices and you take a look at oil prices, that is a consequence of, thus far, the refusal of Russia or the OPEC nations to pump more oil. And we’ll see what happens on that score sooner than later,” he added.
Watch his full response below:
He then started to speak about Thanksgiving.
“Number three, I think if you take a look at what we’re talking about — you look to this coming Thanksgiving — you know, we’re in a situation where we find that we are in a very different circumstance. Last Thanksgiving, you know, I — as I said, this year, we’re working on the supply chain issue. But last Thanksgiving, I sat down with my wife, my daughter, and my son-in-law,” he said.
“This Thanksgiving, we’re all in a very different circumstance. Things are a hell of a lot better, and the wages have gone up higher — faster than inflation. And we have generated real economic growth,” he added.
Biden just lied AGAIN. He said wages have gone up faster than inflation.
That is a LIE. Real wages have gone down on his watch as rising prices have wiped out wages.
— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) November 2, 2021
While raw wages have increased, “real wages,” a more precise measurement that factors in prices of good and services, have declined dramatically since the day Biden took office.
The actual “bottom line” therefore is that most Americans are ending each month with less money in their pockets.
Moreover, the so-called “real economic growth” under Biden has been extraordinarily slow and anemic, with job and GDP growth being far lower than expected.
The numbers don’t lie, but Biden does.
Our economy is more than $600 billion short of his own promises and US GDP was a discouraging 2% annualized rate in the 3rd quarter, which is far lower than the 2.7% economists predicted.
Biden is disrupting our crucial economic recovery.
— Rep. Stephanie Bice (@RepBice) November 1, 2021
Biden economy: Growth down to 2%. Inflation over 5%. When inflation is growing twice as fast as GDP, we’re ALL losing. Clearly more government, more regulations, less freedom is the problem, not the solution. pic.twitter.com/iRpNXsV6Gx
— David Asman (@DavidAsmanfox) October 30, 2021
Facts matter, as the folks at CNN like to say (as they distort the facts), and in this case, it seems the president is either clueless of the facts or just a plain ol’ liar …
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