White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to cover up the disaster that is Joe Biden’s presidency by saying that the American people are to blame.
During a press conference, Psaki tried to answer for Biden’s rapidly declining poll numbers by arguing that the 20 percent of the population who have not gotten vaccinated have really screwed things up for the president.
“The President has very tough approval ratings these days,” a reporter said. “What do you make of these really terrible polls? Are they that he’s doing something wrong? Is it just the communication? Or is it he’s doing unpopular things that have to be done? Or something else?”
“Well, look, I would say that this is a really tough time in our country. We’re still battling COVID, and a lot of people thought we’d be through it, including us,” Psaki responded. “And we — because of the rise of the Delta variant, because of the fact that even though it was a vaccine that was approved under a Republican administration, even though we now have full FDA approval, and even though it’s widely available across the country, we still have a quarter of the country who have — less than that — 20 percent of the country who’ve decided not to get vaccinated. No question that’s having an impact.”
“And, of course, as the president has said, the buck stops with him,” she claimed. “That’s far and away the biggest issue on the minds of the American people, and it’s impacting a lot of issues. We’ve talked a little bit about the supply chain. We’ve talked about, you know, people’s safety and feeling in the workforce. And so, our focus is — yes, not — not exactly on the day-to-day up and downs of the polls; our focus is on getting the pandemic under control, returning to life — a version of normal — so people can have security in going into work and dropping their kids off and knowing people will be safe. And that’s where we think we should spend our time and energy.”
During another exchange with a reporter, Psaki tried to downplay the president’s recent struggles all-together.
“And then just going kind of big picture here: Today, we saw another jobs report that fell well below expectations — the smallest jobs gains in nearly a year,” CNN’s Jeremy Diamond said. “Gas prices are at a seven-year high. Inflation is up. The president is struggling to get the rest of his Build Back Better agenda passed through Congress. How do you assess where things stand right now with regards to his presidency? And do you see a need, at this point, to course correct, perhaps?”
“We certainly don’t see things as darkly as you do,” Psaki claimed.
“Look, the president’s focus is on leading through a challenging time. And that has been his focus from the first day he took office. If you look at the data month-over-month, as I noted a few minutes ago, we have — he has also created 5 million jobs under his presidency. We have created an average of 500,000 jobs a month. We are at a faster rate of economic growth, a lower rate of unemployment than in quite some time. That’s progress. That’s moving exactly in the right direction.”
“Do you not see today’s jobs report as a warning sign in any way that perhaps the economy is not headed in the right direction — that perhaps the recovery is not going at the pace that it should be?” Diamond eventually pressed.
“I don’t believe that’s what economists are projecting at this point in time,” Psaki responded.
The jobs report that Diamond is referring to showed a terrible rate of growth under the Biden admin. The U.S. added only 194,000 payrolls compared to the estimated gain of 500,000.
Author: Jones Solon