Joe Biden Calls NBC Reporter ‘Wise Guy’ for Questioning His Claims on Inflation

Joe Biden snapped when NBC News reporter Lester Holt challenged the Democrat president’s inaccurate claims about inflation.

When Holt grilled Biden about the out-of-control inflation, he responded angrily by calling the reporter “a wise guy.”

The interview came after the Labor Department’s latest figures show that inflation rose by a staggering 7.5% from January 2021 to 2022.

The numbers confirm the worst inflation rates in 40 years.

Holt questioned Biden about his earlier statement that inflation was just temporary.

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.”

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Even CNN hosts were left stunned by Biden’s tone-deaf answer.

Bakari Sellers said: “Yeah, it was a terrible answer, and I would tell them that if they were looking me in the face.”

“Nobody wants to hear what Nobel laureates actually say about the problem.”

From The New York Post: 

“The federal Consumer Price Index found overall consumer costs up 7.5 percent in January versus one year earlier — dashing White House predictions that the figure would begin to fall.

“Biden in December claimed that the prior month’s 6.8 percent annual inflation rate was likely the “peak.”

He said in July that inflation was “temporary” when it was around 5 percent.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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