She must be dizzy from all that spinning.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre spoke with CNN’s Don Lemon about the state of the U.S. economy, and may not have been exactly forthright when asked about the Biden Administration’s contributions to historic, 40-year high inflation.
From Fox News…
Jean-Pierre said on CNN that Americans must understand the position President Biden was in when he took office and asserted that the U.S. economy is “bouncing back.” She added that the administration believes they are in a “good position” to take on inflation.
“We’ve got to remember when thinking about gas prices and food this is coming from Putin’s war against Ukraine,” Jean-Pierre caveated. “The moment that Putin amassed forces on the border of Ukraine, we saw from then until now, we have seen a $2 increase per gallon on gas.”
Lemon pressed Jean-Pierre on Biden’s impact on the state of the economy.
“Economists do cite the war in Ukraine and supply chain issues. We did have that before the war, supply chain issues,” Lemon said. “They also say that last year’s stimulus package, which you mentioned, contributed to inflation, Karine. Does the Biden administration bear some responsibility for this?”
“So, first of all, the American Rescue Plan met the moment, and it has put us in a place where we can actually put us in a place where the American people feel – can actually, we can take on inflation. What I mean by that is we’ve seen growth, right, with as I mentioned more than 8 million jobs. Now we’re transitioning into a steady, stable growth,” she told Lemon.
Watch the clip below: