During the White House press briefing on Thursday, Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked White House press propagandist Karine Jean-Pierre why 88% of Americans say the country is “on the wrong track,” but she only continued to blame surging prices on “Putin’s tax hike” while insisting the President “has a plan” to deal with inflation.
“Do you think it’s possible that your plan just is not popular with the American people right now?” Doocy pressed.
“I don’t think it’s that our plan is not popular with the American people. We know that the American people are feeling the high costs. We understand what they are feeling because when you look at inflation – when you look at where we are economically, and we are stronger economically than we have been in history, when you look at the unemployment numbers at 3.6%, when you look at the jobs numbers, more than 8.7 million new jobs created. That is important,” Jean-Pierre replied.
Twitter users quickly slammed her over this blatant misinformation.
Sen. Ted Cruz wrote, “Every American—except those working in the Biden White House apparently—knows that this is not true.”
“They think you’re stupid,” Washington Times columnist Tim Young tweeted.
Business writer Carol Roth said, “Q1 GDP was negative and if the Atlanta Fed’s Q2 projection is close, we are in a recession. Pure gaslighting.”
District Media Group’s Beverly Hallberg wrote, “Serious question — This is verifiably false, but is it possible she believes what she is saying? No excuse for the lies, but it’s baffling that she continues to say this.”
Republican communicator Matt Whitlock tweeted, “Saying this when 85% of the country thinks we are on the wrong track is the Biden administration in a nutshell. They haven’t learned anything from calling inflation ‘transitory,’ and ‘a high class problem.’”