By: Konrad Holden
In a speech on Tuesday, President Biden doubled down on his assertions that the record-high inflation and record-high gas prices have been caused solely by the pandemic and by Putin’s war in Ukraine. Conservatives immediately took to Twitter to blast the President for his remarks saying that his remarks are “gaslighting” and “familiar specious claims.” Biden told a reporter that he believes his policies are helping, not hurting.
Americans’ pocketbooks are reeling from the devastating effects of inflation currently running rampant through the economy. Gas prices hit 40-year highs in 2022 and the prices for food and necessities are skyrocketing.
Biden’s speech on Tuesday didn’t help soothe Americans’ fears about inflation according to conservative commentators.
Biden told reporters that “I want us to be crystal clear about the problem… The first cause of inflation is a once-in-a-century pandemic… this year we have a second cause, Mr. Putin’s war in Ukraine."
Before the speech, Texas Senator Ted Cruz shared a Reuters article which said that Biden was going to blast Republicans for not having a plan to combat inflation. Cruz added his own comment saying, “Stop… spending…MONEY.”
Fox News contributor Guy Benson said, “This speech is listless and somewhat adrift. Totally predictable talking points, filled with familiar specious claims."
Breitbart White House correspondent Charlie Spiering took a more sarcastic approach saying, "’I want every American to know I'm taking it seriously,’ says Joe Biden about inflation before blaming the pandemic and Putin for all of the problems."
"Biden is lying about his ‘solutions’ for inflation and the non-existent Republican plan for a ‘middle class tax hike.’ This gaslighting won’t work because the policies won’t work." - Kyle Becker