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On Thursday, “The View” co-host Joy Behr asked White House press secretary Karin Jean-Pierre how to convince Americans that skyrocketing inflation and gas prices are not President Biden’s fault.
“Inflation around the world has been made an unsolvable problem. We talk about it here all the time, and not just in crisis in the states, but in the eyes of many voters, ‘Buck stands with the president,’ to paraphrase Harry Truman. But with the president’s inflation and the economy reaching its lowest point in recent surveys, how do you tell voters that their economic policies are working, it’s not their fault, inflation is a worldwide problem. Gas prices are not Joe Biden’s fault? How do you do that? ”Behr asked.
Jean-Pierre stressed that this was a “global challenge” and that it had to do with the “Russian War.”
“When the president stepped into the White House a year ago, the economy was tanking, schools were closed, small businesses were closed,” he said, adding that the president needed to address issues related to the epidemic. “The other thing they could do is the American rescue plan, their plan only voted for by the Democrats. And now you move forward fast today. We have some unique strengths. We have a strong economy.”
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Jean-Pierre said that when people “look at the balance sheets of their home, it is strengthened in a way because of what the president has done.”
The economy is in transition and “we are going through that transition in sustainable, sustainable growth and we believe we will be able to fight inflation,” he said.
Co-host Sarah Hines asked the press secretary about the president’s decision to call on Congress to pass the gas tax holiday.
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“Anything helps,” said Jean-Pierre, “18 cents per gallon makes a difference for many.” He noted that Biden also called for states to remove their gas taxes.
“The president has been working on everything he can to compensate for the last several months.
In June, the New York Times reported that many Democrats had private concerns about Biden’s leadership ability before 2024, with some believing they should be “cut loose.”
Biden’s age is a “major problem” in the 2024 presidential race, former White House adviser David Axelrod told the newspaper.
“The president will be closer to 90 than 80 at the end of the second term, and that’s a major problem,” he told the outlet.
Behr said Axelrod should “keep his mouth shut” about the president’s age.
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CNN’s Dan Lemon recently interviewed Jean-Pierre and asked if there were concerns about the president’s mental ability. Jean-Pierre laughed at the question and said that this is not something anyone should ask.
“This is not a question we should ask,” he said. “Look at the work they do. And see how they deliver to the American public.”