On Thursday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough laughably claimed that inflation is not President Joe Biden's fault, and that Republicans are lying when they say it is.
There's no way he actually believes that. I refuse to believe that he is THAT ignorant.
“So, Steve, when I hear Republicans saying, ‘Oh, it is Biden’s policies that led to this inflation,’ I know it’s a lie,” Scarborough exclaimed. “But … if I’m a Republican candidate, and I’m campaigning, and I say, ‘OK. Steve, I want to tell the truth on the campaign trail, unlike all my other Republican brothers and sisters,’ what can I blame Biden for as it … relates to inflation?”
He continued, “And I’m asking that question because let’s get real here, OK? You and Larry Summers were warning the Biden administration to stop spending money. You were warning Democrats to stop spending money. And you guys were just absolutely trashed by other economists. I won’t use their names, but they’re the same people that said for 20 years, there’s such thing as a free lunch. And you said, ‘No, the chickens are going to come home to roost.’ So, that being said, do you point to the COVID relief bill? Because before that, everything was bipartisan.”
Network economic analyst Steve Rattner replied, “Yeah, look, I think you would basically say that Biden wanted to spend us into inflation. You had the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which was passed early in his administration. Which handed out a bunch of stimulus checks.”
“No Republican votes on that,” Scarborough added.
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