the White House is doing a candid Biden moment that was caught on camera, and folks, it’s going to be a huge problem for them.
Recently, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre had an interesting exchange with a Fox reporter regarding President Biden’s reaction to the price of a smoothie.
Last week, President Biden visited a coffee shop in Pennsylvania and expressed surprise at a smoothie costing $6. Fox Business reporter Edward Lawrence didn’t let this moment pass and questioned Jean-Pierre about whether the President is now realizing the financial burdens Americans are facing.
Jean-Pierre responded by saying the President was just joking around with the press, emphasizing his light-hearted interaction and his gesture of buying coffee and pastries for everyone. Lawrence, however, was persistent in his line of questioning about the smoothie’s cost. In response, Jean-Pierre redirected the focus to the significance of small businesses and the confidence in the economy that has led to the creation of 16 million new small businesses. This is an important point, as it reflects economic growth and entrepreneurial spirit.
KJP can say what she wants. The fact remains that the smoothie cost $6. If Biden thinks that’s bad he should go buy groceries for a couple of weeks. The reality is Americans don’t find $6 smoothies funny.
They can’t get around the fact that high inflation is a significant concern, with food prices, shelter costs, and energy prices all soaring. The impact on U.S. households is tangible, with an average increase of $1,020 per month in expenses compared to two years ago. This data, along with a survey showing that 50% of Americans believe their financial situation has worsened since the 2020 election, paints a picture of growing financial stress.
So, what does Biden’s reaction to a $6 smoothie reveal? It’s more than just a moment of surprise; it’s a snapshot of the ongoing conversation about the economy, inflation, and the challenges Americans are facing. Meanwhile the White House is bobbing and weaving because they don’t want to talk about it.
If the GOP was smart (they aren’t), they would know everything right now about the smoothie, but they aren’t.