‘The View’ hosts deflect inflation blame from Biden: He ‘deserves credit’ for handling crisis


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‘The View’ hosts, joined by Chelsea Clinton, ABC’s Juju Chang and frequent guest host Alyssa Farah Griffin, discussed the most recent inflation numbers on Thursday and largely deflected any blame directed at the administration. Biden.

“What do you want him to do that he doesn’t?” asked host Whoopi Goldberg, adding that she wasn’t sure if there was anyone who could handle the growing crises the Biden administration has faced, like the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic .

Farah Griffin criticized the Biden administration, saying many liberal economists predicted the high inflation Americans are experiencing today and some are now predicting a recession.

She said economist Larry Summers was now predicting a recession. “I think the Biden White House needs to listen to this. Listen. Ultimately American consumers when they go to the grocery store and they can’t pay for groceries, I grew up with a family where like , with prices going up, you put things back on the shelf,” Farah Griffin said. “They need to do more.”

US President Joe Biden, March 31, 2022.
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Sunny Hostin said she believes the answer is to educate the American people.

“People only blame the Biden administration, and I think the education part is really important because it’s a global phenomenon. There are reasons why our inflation rate is at 9.1%. If you look at all the economies in the world, 60% of the economies in the world have inflation rates that are really, really high, and that’s because of the global pandemic, isn’t it? “Said Hostin, also noting the war in Ukraine. “China has slowed production because of the global pandemic because they had the lockdown, and then you have of course, climate change, and so there’s has all these factors that lead to the fact that we have this inflation, and it’s not Joe Biden.”

Clinton said it was very clear that the Biden administration cared about the American people.

“The administration has tried a lot of things to deal with the inflation crisis,” she continued, saying Congress had thwarted Biden’s efforts to lower the cost of prescription drugs and cut taxes. . “The Biden administration deserves credit for what they’ve done. So we can say we think they should be doing more and a different set of things, but we shouldn’t pretend they don’t. doesn’t care or that she didn’t act because she was careful and they took action.”

Chelsea Clinton joined "View" hosts to discuss the June inflation report.

Chelsea Clinton joined hosts of ‘The View’ to discuss the June inflation report.
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Farah Griffin also argued that the United States should not rely on Saudi Arabia to increase oil production.

Goldberg and Hostin suggested oil companies lower prices.

“Don’t let people obsess you over what happens here. You have the right when you walk in to vote for the people who actually care about what happens to you. You have to keep an eye on that,” Goldberg said.

Alyssa Farah Griffin criticizes the Biden administration on inflation during "View."

Alyssa Farah Griffin offers some criticism of the Biden administration on inflation during “The View”.
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The hosts previously gave Biden a free pass on inflation and other issues the administration has been addressing. “The View” host Joy Behar asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in June how they planned to convince Americans that high inflation and oil prices essence were not Biden’s fault.

She said Biden embraced the US bailout and added that the United States has “unique strengths.”

“We have a strong economy,” she said. “We’re going through this transition to be more into stable and steady growth, and that’s how we think we can fight inflation.”


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