White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is receiving some backlash after she made a remark about Americans and their finances.
“But, look, 13 million jobs, again, when you think about how Americans feel better about their personal finances, that is important,” Jean-Pierre told reporters during Monday’s press briefing.
She continued: “When you think about wages are going up, when you think about the really good paying, millions of good paying jobs, that union jobs that his policies are going to create, all the things are really incredibly important. So the president’s going to continue to speak to that. And that’s what we believe we’re going…that is our, you know, our priority to do.”
Check out her remarks below:
Jean-Pierre: "Americans feel better about their personal finances [because] of [Biden's] policies." pic.twitter.com/of5yqp4MT7
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 26, 2023
Her remarks did not go over well with some.
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) responded on Twitter, “Prices have increased 15.5% and real wages have decreased 3.2% since President Biden took office. Americans are getting crushed because of Biden’s policies.”
Prices have increased 15.5% and real wages have decreased 3.2% since President Biden took office.
Americans are getting crushed because of Biden's policies. https://t.co/XWSXbNv4gB
— Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) June 26, 2023
Additionally, Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) reacted, “The only people in America who feel better about their personal finances are the Biden Crime Family.”
The only people in America who feel better about their personal finances are the Biden Crime Family. https://t.co/TCFEJ2R1NR
— Congressman Bob Good (@RepBobGood) June 26, 2023
Check out other reactions below:
Karine Jean-Pierre just said: "Americans feel better about their personal finances because of Biden's policies." 😂What is she smoking? The only family feeling better about their finances right now is the Biden crime family.
— Pamela Hensley 🇺🇸🎥 (@PamelaHensley22) June 27, 2023
What world is she living in?
Inflation is the highest it’s been in 40 years. Nearly 80% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction.
A vast majority of Americans can’t find $1k in emergency funds.
Biden has FAILED America. https://t.co/8pb1X6qery
— Wesley Hunt (@WesleyHuntTX) June 26, 2023
Jean-Pierre claims 'Americans feel better' about finances under Biden: 'What world is she living in?'https://t.co/nLFKlIeAfx
@PressSec you have no connection to America. You just make up things to say!
— briva (@briva59) June 27, 2023
Jean-Pierre claims 'Americans feel better' about finances under Biden: 'What world is she living in?'https://t.co/F3Kh7DPZyy
— Redwolverine (@Redwolverine61) June 27, 2023
A Gallup poll, conducted April 3-25, 2023, found that “Americans remain guarded about their personal finances.”
Fifty-five percent of those polled rated their financial situation “only fair” or “poor,” while 45% rated “excellent” or “good.” This is a drop from April 2021, when 57% said “excellent” or “good” and 43% said “only fair” or “poor.”
Additionally, the poll found 50% of Americans believe the financial situation is “getting worse,” while 37% said it is “getting better.”
Inflation was the top financial problem stated by those polled, 35%, which is “the highest percentage naming inflation as their biggest financial problem since Gallup first asked the question two decades ago,” as Gallup writes.
Per reporting, the Biden administration is leaning into the term “Bidenomics.”
Senior adviser Anita Dunn said during an MSNBC interview on Monday, “Even if the economy is doing well, the Republicans will say it’s doing poorly. So, we’re not going to spend a huge amount of time worrying about them.”
She continued, “It’s an appropriate time now that everything is in place and some of these huge effects are just starting to be felt, to really go out and define for the American people what this is all about and why it’s going to work for him.”
However, as Politico writes, “The trouble with Bidenomics has been that Americans haven’t been especially impressed with the administration’s handling of the economy through his first two and a half years in office. … the economy’s resilience hasn’t provided the administration with the sort of boost one would normally expect.”
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