WH press sec mocked for linking inflation rise to spending bill, saying relief starts ‘early next year’
White House press secretary Karen-Jean-Pierre was mocked Monday for describing the US bailout plan and the Biden inflation-cutting bill in response to questions about when Americans should expect relief from higher prices.
during White House Press ConferenceFox Business Reporter Edward Lawrence asked Jean-Pierre if she had “a timeline for when Americans might start to feel some economic pain relief.”
“In terms of the inflation-busting law, early next year they’re going to see some parts of that when you think about energy costs, when you think about Medicare kind of benefits from that. So, we’ll see some movement in that,” she said before she claims that gas prices might Down early next year, over-the-counter hearing aids will help.
The reporter responded by noting that it has been about 18 months since gas prices started rising and inflation appeared in other economic sectors.
“Well, 18 months ago, the president signed the US bailout — back in April of 2021,” she said, adding that only “Democrats” voted to pass the massive spending bill and claimed it “helped the American people.” . “
In response to a clip from Jean-Pierre linking 18 months of inflation to the passage of the 18-month-old US bailout, Republican National Committee Press Secretary Emma Vaughn tweeted, “Ding, ding, ding!”
“I finally got it,” added Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
“Oh, remember, PressSec,” Republican employee Matt Whitlock quipped while publishing a chart showing inflation rising as the US Recovery Act passed.
As RNC Rapid Response Director Tommy Piggott tweeted, “Sounds like cause and effect.”
Republican Congressman from Oklahoma Kevin Hearn replied simply: “Exactly!”
Conservatives also pounced on Jean-Pierre, saying that Inflation Reduction Act It won’t help until “early next year”.
“The economy needs time to warm up,” conservative commentator Chad Felix Green wrote on Twitter.
Donald Trump Jr. wrote, “From the same lying hackers who brought you ‘inflation is fleeting’.”
“Enjoy the holidays, Folks,” Federal columnist Eddie Scarry joked.
“I’ll gladly pay you on Tuesday for your vote today,” Townhall.com columnist Derek Hunter commented.
“God is so bad at this, please replace her already,” CRTV co-director Jason Hurton exclaimed.
Lindsey Kornik of Fox News contributed to this report.