Instead of addressing Americans’ urgent concerns about rising inflation, Biden rejected concerns during a CNN town hall in Ohio on Wednesday.
The New York Post reported that audience member Danielle Lippi, who is a Republican student, asked Biden about inflation price.
“Are you concerned about the higher inflation prices, especially as we see gasoline, automotive, and food prices increase rapidly?” she asked. “What is your administration doing to help prevent the economy from overheating, such as the poor and middle class are not hurt by the higher prices of goods in the long run?”
In response, Biden pointed to the opinion of “the vast majority of experts,” who he noted includes “Wall Street.”
“It’s highly unlikely that it’s going to be long-term inflation that’s going to get out of hand,” said Biden. “There will be near-term inflation because everything is now trying to be picked back up.”
He also added “the economy is picking up significantly,” providing an example, “It’s rational, when you think about it, the cost of an automobile is kind of back to what it was before the pandemic.”
However, according to the Washington Post, used cars are up by 45.2 percent, while new cars are up by 5.3 percent, to say nothing of gas prices and other everyday expenses.
For now, many Americans are still left wondering whether Biden is ever going to address this quickly growing problem.