President Joe Biden faced harsh criticism on social media after his latest remarks about the economy. In a tweet, Biden’s official account proclaimed that he does not view the economy through the lens of Wall Street and Park Avenue, but through the eyes of the people he grew up with in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Claymont, Delaware.
The Biden administration has been under fire for its economic policies, with many Democrats urging the President to shift away from his “Bidenomics” strategy. However, Biden has continued to stand by his policies, stating that they have been successful.
His statement was met with skepticism and backlash on Twitter, with many users questioning what the people of Scranton and Claymont have to say about the economy. Author Edward Dowd asked for clarification on what this statement meant, and podcast host Dr. Mark Young sarcastically commented that Biden views the economy like a Socialist with dementia.
Former Republican congressional candidate Jack Lombardi took a more direct approach, stating that the economy is struggling under Biden’s “failed policies” and that his record-breaking number of executive orders have contributed to the current situation. Immigration lawyer Matthew Kolken poked fun at the fact that Biden receives a hefty rent payment of $50,000 per month, while many Americans are struggling financially.
Actor Matthew Marsden accused Biden of being a “corrupt old fool” who has run the country into the ground. He also pointed out that Biden has been in Congress for most of his life, making it difficult to shift blame to anyone else. Rep. Mark Alford from Missouri chimed in, stating that the people in Sedalia, Missouri are not happy with the economy either.
Rep. John Carter from Texas agreed with the sentiment, warning against “putting lipstick on a pig” and trying to make the economy look better than it actually is. He also referenced recent polls that show the majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of the economy and have more confidence in former President Donald Trump’s ability to create jobs.
In October, a Fox News survey revealed that 62% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s economic policies, with only 37% approval. And a recent Marquette University poll has shown that Trump has a significant lead over Biden in voters’ trust on issues such as inflation, the economy, and immigration.
As the backlash continues to grow, it remains to be seen if the Biden administration will make any changes to their economic strategies. With the American people feeling the effects of rising inflation and a struggling job market, it is clear that the current state of the economy is a major concern for many.