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‘What A Clown’: Eric Trump Unloads On Biden Over Absurd Claim About Inflation

Americans on both sides of the political aisle know that the Biden administration’s disastrous economy has caused the cost of almost everything to skyrocket in recent years.

Nevertheless, Joe Biden and his re-election campaign continue insisting that things aren’t as bad as voters know they are.

That effort to gaslight the American people was on full display during a recent CNN interview.

His outrageous misrepresentation of the facts sparked widespread backlash, including from former President Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump.

According to Fox News:

“What a clown,” Eric Trump wrote on X, sharing a report of Biden’s remarks.

Biden’s factually incorrect claim came during a rare interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett on Wednesday evening, when he was asked about low consumer confidence about the economy, including housing costs going up, real income adjusted for inflation going down, and weak economic growth since Biden took office.

“No president has had the run we’ve had in terms of creating jobs and bringing down inflation. It was 9% when I came to office — 9%,” the 81-year-old president said on Wednesday, when inflation was just 1.4% when he came into office in Jan. 2021. It grew to 9.1% in June 2022, 17 months later.

Plenty of other social media users were similarly incensed by Biden’s brazen rhetoric.

The New York Post took a sledgehammer to Biden’s fact-free statements:

President Biden claimed Wednesday that voters were wrong to blame him for high inflation because it “was 9% when I came to office” — when in fact it actually was just 1.4%.

“No president has had the run we’ve had in terms of creating jobs and bringing down inflation, It was 9% when I came to office — 9%,” Biden told CNN’s Erin Burnett in a rare interview.

The 81-year-old president defended his economic policies after Burnett pressed him on the fact that “voters by a wide margin trust [former President Donald] Trump more on the economy.”

Biden insisted ahead of his November rematch against Trump that he already “turned around” the economy, despite persistently high inflation and interest rates.

Inflation crept up shortly after Biden took office before surging to rates unseen since the early 1980s, peaking at an annual rate of 9.1% in June 2022 — 17 months after he took office.

Of course, Biden’s lies about the economy are nothing new, as this video clip from last year proves:


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