CNN analyst Bakari Sellers said he was stunned at President Joe Biden’s “terrible answer” to a vital question during his NBC News interview this week.
Biden blew an easy question about inflation, a topic that will determine the Democrats’ fate in the 2022 midterms.
As much as Biden would like to spin away inflation, he can’t.
Bakari said: “Yeah, it was a terrible answer, and I would tell them that if they were looking me in the face.
“The fact is that nobody wants to hear what Nobel laureates say about the problem.
“In fact, we should hear more about solutions.
“Inflation ain’t caused by Joe Biden… but it is his problem to fix now.
“We’d rather hear solutions, or simply ‘I feel your pain,’ which is a better answer than what some Wharton economist has to think.”
Reacting to the Holt/Biden moment, @Bakari_Sellers says, “Yeah, it was a terrible answer, and I would tell them that if they were looking me in the face.”
Sellers say nobody wants “to hear what Nobel laureates actually say about the problem …”
Solutions or I feel your pain. pic.twitter.com/4C8QRg6N0u
— The Recount (@therecount) February 11, 2022
Bakari was being kind as the interview with NBC’s Lester Holt was another blow for Biden and the Democrats.
Holt said, “I think it was back in July, you said inflation was going to be temporary.
“I think a lot of Americans are wondering what your definition of temporary is?”
Biden fired back at Holt, “Well, you’re being a wise guy with me a little bit, and I understand that’s your job.”
“When can Americans expect some relief from this soaring inflation?” Holt asked.
Biden inexplicably said: “According to Nobel laureates, 14 of them that contacted me and a number of corporate leaders, it ought to be able to start to taper off as we go through this year.”
Biden also rejected the Army’s assessment that the White House was unprepared for the fall of Kabul despite the entire world knowing what was coming.
When questioned about the Army report that called out the WH and State Department, Biden said, “I’m rejecting them.
“Look, there is no good time to get out, but if we had not gotten out, they acknowledged we would have had to put a hell of a lot more troops back in.
“We would have to significantly increase the number of troops and we’re back in this war of attrition.
“And so this is a much wiser thing to do.”
Asked if he was rejecting the accounts or conclusions of the report by Holt, Biden said, “Yes, I am.”
“I am rejecting them,” he said.
Navy Rear Adm. Peter Vasely, the top US commander in Afghanistan during the withdrawal, told investigators for the report that the military would have been “much better prepared to conduct a more orderly” operation “if policymakers had paid attention to the indicators of what was happening on the ground.”