Joy Behar and her co-hosts on “The View” have tried to downplay Democrat President Joe Biden’s recession after the White House released data that showed two consecutive quarters of negative growth.
The hosts were joined on the show by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Jean-Pierre claimed that the latest GDP report did not indicate the U.S. was in a recession.
Instead, she argued that the White House sees it as being in a “transition.”
Co-host Sara Haines asked the White House press secretary about the report, which showed that the U.S. economy shrank 0.9% in the second quarter, making it the second straight quarter of negative GDP growth and, therefore, indicating that the U.S. has entered a technical recession.
“A new report out this morning shows that the economy shrank for a second straight quarter and some say we are officially in a recession, yet President Biden has said we are on the right path” Haines asked.
“A lot of Americans don’t feel that way.
“So is there a disconnect here, and is it going to get worse?”
Jean-Pierre emphasized that Biden understands the “anxiety” that Americans feel with regard to the economy.
The lone conservative voice on the show, Alyssa Farah Griffin, reminded her co-hosts that “Brian Deese, the head of the National Economic Council in the Biden White House defined a recession as two straight quarters of economic decline.”
Yet, the White House is still refusing to call it a recession.
The Biden admin is, instead, citing other strong economic indicators.
However, Biden’s rhetoric is betrayed by his own Federal Reserve which is raising rates in order to induce a recession before inflation destroys the economy.
During a discussion on “The View,” Behar told her middle-class audience, who are getting crushed by inflation, to stop complaining because it “comes and goes.”
“Respectfully, right now — [ applause ] — My family, very middle class, groceries they can’t afford,” Griffin said.
“They’re filling their gas tanks halfway,” she explained.
“And not all of that is on Joe Biden, but the economy isn’t looking so good under Democrats right now.
“And what I would say is this: even if you call it the Inflation Reduction Act, I’m not confident it’s going to do that because the one thing the Biden administration can point to as a success right now is low unemployment.
“I think this is going to lead to higher unemployment if you are taxing corporations.”
Multimillionaire Behar then chimed in to argue that Biden’s green agenda is “more important” than struggling families.
“Isn’t it more important that the carbon emissions will be reduced by 40 percent by 2030? Okay?” she asked.
“So, inflation comes and goes, but the air we breathe is more important.”
“Before a recession in U.S. history, you see jobs lost, and that’s not what we’re seeing right now … we’re seeing gains,” White House @PressSec Karine Jean-Pierre tells #TheView of the news the U.S. economy shrank by 0.9% from April through June for a second straight quarter. pic.twitter.com/nmtrfplnA5
— The View (@TheView) July 28, 2022