The White House is running out of answers.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stumbled hard during an interview after the White House got themselves caught up in two lies.
“Depending which data you look at, two-thirds to 70% of inflation data is the result of energy prices,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed during a Monday briefing. “A large part of that is the result of… President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the impact on the global energy markets.”
She also claimed that nobody could have predicted inflation would soar like it did.
PSAKI: “I don’t think anyone could’ve predicted a year ago” that inflation would soar to record highs.
…even liberal economists predicted it. pic.twitter.com/R8MrWHCc1i
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 9, 2022
We all know none of that is true. When experts warned about inflation in late 2021 the Biden administration said that it was “transitory.” The New York Times even published a piece on May 1, 2022 that reported Biden was warned about inflation in April 2021 and ignored it.
The story noted that Biden was warned by his lead pollster that immigration and inflation were becoming a problem:
Mr. Biden’s lead pollster was already sounding the alarm that even with the early successes, certain gathering threats could sink support for the president and his party.
“Immigration is a growing vulnerability for the president,” John Anzalone and his team warned in a package of confidential polling, voter surveys and recommendations compiled for the White House. “Voters do not feel he has a plan to address the situation on the border, and it is starting to take a toll.”
Within a month, there was another stark warning. “Nearly nine in 10 registered voters are also concerned about increasing inflation,” said another memo obtained by The New York Times.
The series of confidential polling data and weekly memos presented to Mr. Biden’s inner circle from April of last year to January.
After Psaki got caught lying (not like she cares she’s leaving) Mayor Pete went on CNN and even he was at a loss for words.
When Don Lemon, CNN, asked if government spending had a lot to do with inflation Buttigieg struggled to find an answer.
“Did [Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending spree] contribute to inflation, as economists say?”
BUTTIGIEG: “Look, I, uh, think that historians and economists will be debating the early 2020s and what happened for many years and decades.” pic.twitter.com/SvcINtixyj
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 11, 2022