Karine Jean-Pierre insisted that Americans are feeling better about the economy under President Biden in a press conference preluding the President’s upcoming speech on the economy. Journalists were quick to express doubt about this, with one pointing out how only 34% of Americans approve of how the President is handling the economy. Jean-Pierre was forced to defend Biden’s record, but many Americans on social media weren’t buying it. Rep Bob Good, R-VA, took to Twitter saying, “The only people in America who feel better about their personal finances are the Biden Crime Family.”
FOX NEWS: Jean-Pierre claims ‘Americans feel better’ about finances under Biden: ‘What world is she living in?’
By Lindsay Kornick; June 27, 2023
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre’s insistence that Americans are feeling better about their personal finances under President Biden was challenged on social media Monday.
During the day’s press briefing, reporters questioned the press secretary about the president’s upcoming speech where he is expected to tout the value of “Bidenomics” as part of his re-election campaign. One commented that only 34% of Americans approve of the president’s handling of the economy, leading Jean-Pierre to defend Biden’s record.
“But, look, 13 million jobs, again, when you think about how Americans feel better about their personal finances, that is important. When you think about wages are going up, when you think about the really good paying, millions of good-paying jobs, union jobs that his policies are going to create, all the things are really incredibly important. So the president’s going to continue to speak to that. And that’s what we believe we’re going…that is our, you know, our priority to do,” Jean-Pierre responded.
Several Twitter users pushed back against the claim, joking that only one family has benefited from Biden’s economic policies.
Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., tweeted, “The only people in America who feel better about their personal finances are the Biden Crime Family.”
“The only American feeling better about their personal finances under Joe Biden’s economy is his son,” PublicSQ. CEO Michael Seifert agreed.
RealClearInvestigations Editor at Large Benjamin Weingarten joked, “This is certainly true of at least one family.”
“What world is she living in? Inflation is the highest it’s been in 40 years. Nearly 80% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction. A vast majority of Americans can’t find $1k in emergency funds. Biden has FAILED America,” Rep. Wesley Hunt, R-Texas, wrote.
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., explained, “Prices have increased 15.5% and real wages have decreased 3.2% since President Biden took office. Americans are getting crushed because of Biden’s policies.”
“Fact check: Americans now pop anti anxiety pills just to go to the grocery store because of Biden’s policies,” The Federalist writer Eddie Scarry tweeted.
Elsewhere during the press conference, Jean-Pierre avoided questions regarding Hunter Biden’s attendance at a White House state dinner shortly after pleading guilty to federal tax charges.
“We have laid out very early on in this administration when it comes to ethics, when it comes to how we move about and how… we respect clearly the government ethics here, this administration has been incredibly transparent on that and has put [in place] some very strict rules,” she said.
“I can speak to how the president has moved forward in making sure that the people who work for him and himself are held to a strict course of action, but I’m not going to speak to anything that’s related to the case,” she said.
According to RealClearPolitics’ polling average, Biden currently has a 42% approval rating and a disapproval rating of 53%.
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