For the last week or so, the Biden administration has been trying to blame inflation and high gas prices on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
The American people are not stupid. They know that prices have been going up for months.
Even Obama’s former adviser David Axelrod is saying this strategy won’t work.
Breitbart News reports:
Former Obama Adviser David Axelrod Slams Biden’s ‘Putin’s Price Hike’ Talking Point: ‘You Can’t Blame Everything in the Economy on Putin’
David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s former political consultant, curbed President Joe Biden’s constant claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin is somehow the only person responsible for soaring inflation numbers and skyrocketing gas prices — which started before the unprovoked attack on Ukraine.
“Why not just be blunt with people … now they’ve overcorrected, and for a few days he [President Joe Biden] was saying, you know, everything was Putin’s price hikes, inflation was Putin’s fault,” Axelrod said during a recent episode on the Hacks on Tap podcast he helped start.
“People don’t believe that either. They know that we had inflation before this,” Axelrod continued. “They know that guy prices were high before this. They haven’t dialed this in quite right yet. You can’t blame everything in the economy on Putin.”
Over the last month, as the inflation rates are still going up and the price of gas has significantly gone up, Biden, along with a hand full of Democrats, has tried to blame everything on Putin instead of blaming themselves.
Listen to the audio below:
David Axelrod slams Biden’s #PutinPriceHike talking point: People don’t believe that. They know that we had inflation before this. They know that gas prices were high before this. You can’t blame everything in the economy on Putin. pic.twitter.com/jehTVM75v8
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) March 17, 2022
If Biden and the Democrats can’t convince members of Obama’s team with this dumb talking point, average Americans certainly aren’t going to believe it.