Outgoing White House press secretary Jen Psaki has frequently been pressed into action to do damage control over her boss’s embarrassing gaffes and, in what may be her final effort to spin away President Joe Biden’s mental misfires, she only made matters worse.
On Tuesday, the “leader” of the free world spoke to the media where he once again sought to duck the blame for the economic woes that Americans are suffering including record gas prices, the worst inflation in four decades, and most recently, a national baby formula shortage which he blamed on COVID and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in more of the same malarkey.
During Biden’s Q & A session, he responded to a reporter who asked whether he and his administration “bear some measure of responsibility” for the inflation that is sucking the life out of household budgets.
“First thing is we’re in power, that’s the first thing,” Biden said, “and you’re justifiably right we control all three branches of the government, well we don’t really,” he added, as he tried to claim that despite a 50-50 Senate with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaker, Democrats were at a disadvantage to Republicans. But the incredibility of his statement is that it completely left out the Supreme Court which, according to no less an authority than the United States Constitution, is a co-equal branch of government.
NOW – Biden on responsibility for inflation: "We're in power… We control all three branches of the government. Well, we don't really."pic.twitter.com/fgKtdJwLTg
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) May 10, 2022
At Tuesday’s White House press briefing, Psaki attempted to perform another wet mop cleanup of her boss before departing to the cozy confines of an MSNBC studio but ended up making a hot mess out of things.
In responding to a reporter’s question on inflation, Psaki said, “What the president’s done is taken steps to address both of those enormous challenges and try to put forward solutions to them, we’ll leave it to the Federal Reserve, outside economists, inside economists to make other projections on what’s next, they’ve already made projections about when they expect inflation to come down.”
“As he noted today, he is the president, we do control all forms of…branches of government,” she said, suggesting that Biden has dictatorial powers. “That’s why he laid out very clearly what he’ll continue to do as president to bring down prices.”
Twitter users reacted to the White House’s double bumble.
Don’t wait until May 13th to quit. Do it now
— Kato Kaelin🇺🇸 (@Kato_Kaelin) May 10, 2022
Checks and balances? Judicial branch? Hello?
— Renny Kruse (@RennyKruse) May 10, 2022
“… all branches of government.”
This might be news to the judiciary.@presssec, just go already.
— Mary Luigi (@MaryLuigi1919) May 10, 2022
Does Jen Psaki know what the 3 branches of government are?
— matt dooley (@mdooley) May 10, 2022
Wait…so she/the administration is now willfully misleading or woefully ignorant. This should concern ANY citizen, as it shows a lack of understanding of our government or a disregard.
They control the judiciary? I’m confused
— Damon Jones (@damondmitri1) May 10, 2022
Check and balances, fairly certain we fought a war with Britain to not have a King.
— Susan (@SammdSusan) May 10, 2022
No checks and balances , coequal branches? Ring a bell peppermint?
— John R Resch (@skinsdad62) May 10, 2022
@PressSec we don’t have a king in this country, and the president DOES NOT control the Judicial Branch of the government anymore than he controls the Legislative branch. He controls his party and his office staff, and that’s pretty much it.
— KateJ (@karenjcrna) May 10, 2022
Psaki’s final day behind the podium will be Friday the 13th and to many, it can’t come soon enough.
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