Joe Biden today made an outrageous claim that “inflation was rising” when he became president and was brutally fact-checked.
A reporter asked Biden, “Do you take any blame for inflation?” to which he repeated the question and declared, “No”
“Why not?” the reporter pressed. “Because it was already here when I got here, man,” Biden insisted.
“Remember what the economy was like when I got here? Jobs were hemorrhaging, inflation was rising, we weren’t manufacturing a damn thing here,” Biden added.
U.S. House Rep Byron Donalds shared a clip of Biden’s claim in a tweet and reported, “Joe Biden refuses to take responsibility for record inflation under his watch.”
“FACT: Inflation is now 500 percent higher than it was when Biden took office,” Donald pointed out.
Joe Biden refuses to take responsibility for record inflation under his watch.— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) February 3, 2023
FACT: Inflation is now 500 percent higher than it was when Biden took office. pic.twitter.com/gudTGRTdiT
According to the U.S. inflation calculator, inflation held steady at 1.4% from December 2020 to January 2021.
Inflation then rose to 1.7% in February of 2021 before peaking at 9.1% in June 2022. The most recent data shows it at 6.5%.
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