(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – Social media users have expressed skepticism over White House principal deputy press secretary Olivia Dalton’s assertion that President Biden’s economic policies enjoy widespread popularity and that Americans are beginning to feel the effects of his agenda.
Dalton made these statements during a White House press briefing, where she discussed Biden’s upcoming speech to promote his economic vision known as “Bidenomics” as part of his re-election campaign. However, several reporters challenged Dalton’s claim, pointing out the president’s consistently low approval ratings on economic matters and questioning the potential impact of his speech on public opinion.
In response to the criticism, Dalton defended Biden’s economic policies, highlighting the public’s support for investing in infrastructure, education, empowering workers, reshoring manufacturing jobs, and prioritizing America’s interests. She argued that the administration has engaged with people who have expressed strong backing for “Bidenomics” and that the president would emphasize these points during his speech in Chicago. Dalton underscored the administration’s commitment to growing the economy and supporting the middle class.
However, critics on Twitter immediately challenged Dalton’s assertion of Biden’s economic popularity. Author Matt Margolis questioned the specific demographic that finds these policies popular, while media commentator Mitch Roschelle expressed doubts about the popularity of government spending on yet-to-be-realized infrastructure projects and its impact on the middle class. Actress Pamela Hensley accused Democrats of dishonesty, and economist Tony Sanders pointed out the negative real wage growth under the current administration. These critical responses reflect the widespread skepticism and disagreement regarding Dalton’s claim.
During the press conference, Dalton also expressed confidence that Americans were starting to experience the impact of Biden’s economic agenda. She argued that the administration has only recently begun implementing its economic plans, and thus, the effects are just beginning to materialize. However, Doug Powers from Twitchy countered Dalton’s statement by suggesting that the effects have been noticeable for over two years, referring to the president’s approval ratings. Bonchie from RedState commented that an economic agenda that takes 2.5 years to yield results could be considered a failure, while Liz Peek, a Fox News contributor, described it as both significant and costly.
Dalton also addressed a question from a reporter regarding how Americans perceive Biden’s economic performance compared to former President Donald Trump. In response, she cited the unemployment rates, noting that under Trump, unemployment exceeded 6%, while the current administration has achieved historically low levels of unemployment. Dalton’s response aimed to highlight the progress made under Biden’s leadership.
In a similar vein, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed on Monday that Americans expressed more positive sentiments about their personal finances under President Biden. However, these assertions from both Dalton and Jean-Pierre have faced skepticism and criticism from those who question the popularity and impact of Biden’s economic policies.
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