Sunday, May 19, 2024

NY Times finally admits Biden is a liar

The ultra-left wing New York Times has apparently finally had enough of Joe Biden.

On Friday the paper published a column calling out the president for, to put it politely, “embellishing” his claims on the economy. 

The piece, titled “As Elections Approach, Biden Spins His Economic Record,” stated that the president’s recent boasts about his economic achievements were simply not true.

”As President Biden and his administration have told it in recent months, America has the fastest-growing economy in the world, his student debt forgiveness program passed Congress by a vote or two, and Social Security benefits became more generous thanks to his leadership,” Times reporters Alan Rappaport and Jim Tankersley wrote.

They then added “None of that was accurate.”

The writers kept going. “The president, who has long been seen as embellishing the truth, has recently overstated his influence on the economy, or omitted key facts.”

And they weren’t done yet, digging deeper into Biden’s false claim on Social Security. 

“‘On my watch, for the first time in 10 years, seniors are getting an increase in their Social Security checks,’ Biden declared. The problem: That increase was the result of an automatic cost-of-living increase prompted by the most rapid inflation in 40 years. Mr. Biden had not done anything to make retirees’ checks bigger — it was just a byproduct of the soaring inflation that the president has vowed to combat.”

The official White House Twitter account made the same claim last week but then took the tweet down after being called out by a community-based Twitter fact check.

“It is common for presidents to spin economic numbers to improve their pitch to voters,” the column read. “Yet the president’s cheerleading has increasingly grown to include exaggerations or misstatements about the economy and his policy record.”

Rare, if not unheard of, criticism of a Democrat from the Times, especially the one supposedly at the top of the heap.

In response to the column, Stephen Miller, a former Trump senior advisor tweeted “Even NYT says Biden is a liar. Vote out the Biden lackeys on Tuesday.”