President Joe Biden expressed the belief on Thursday that people only believe he has led the country into a recession because they “didn’t get a check for eight grand from the government.”
“But I started thinkin’ about it, just as a, you know, somebody whose raised a middle class kid,” Biden stated. “One year, even though you have the job you have now, even though you didn’t get a raise that year. The difference between having a job, having a five percent raise or whatever – three five, seven, whatever it happens to be.”
“In the face of inflation, the price at the pump, although that’s down every day so far, but, you you know, it’s like. Woah,” he continued. “I feel worse off off, but then again, I didn’t get a check for 8 grand from the government.”
“They just, among other things – does that make any sense to anybody or is it just me,” he concluded.
Joe Biden insists 64% of Americans think the economy is in a recession because they didn’t get another stimulus check.
Meanwhile real wages are down and prices are up. pic.twitter.com/Pa7S6nPVJt
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The 79-year-old president may have been referring to the stimulus checks his administration approved in the opening days of its tenure. While Biden originally promised $2,000 checks while campaigning, he ultimately secured $1,400 checks for individuals.
Biden misspoke earlier this month, mistakenly referencing the “selfishness” of the US armed forces instead of selflessness.
“For the first time since 9/11, an American President is visiting this region without American troops being engaged in combat — in a combat mission in the region,” Biden said.
JOE BIDEN in Saudi Arabia: "We'll always honor the bravery and selfishness — selflessness — of the and sacrifices of the Americans who served" pic.twitter.com/5I8LhuhN2B
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“We’ll always honor the bravery and selfishness — selflessness of the — and sacrifices of the Americans who served, including my son, Major Beau Biden, who was stationed in Iraq for a year,” he added.
Biden broke into a coughing fit and told the audience he “swallowed wrong” during an appearance in East Jerusalem earlier this week, where he discussed the two brain aneurysms and pulmonary embolism he suffered in 1988.