The President again blamed the pandemic and Russia for everything from inflation to his poor approval ratings, but says he’s “confident” in the direction of the country and that Americans need to “be confident” as well.
In an exclusive interview with the Associated Press, Biden became defensive when the potential causes of inflation were brought up, including the extraordinary amount of stimulus his administration issued via a $1.7 trillion spending bill.
“If it’s my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher? You ask yourself that? I’m not being a wise guy,” he said.
He was also dismissive toward economist predictions that a recession is coming.
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