President Joe Biden mocked Americans who are concerned about rising prices on Saturday and questioned whether they are actually able to understand supply chain issues.
When asked about Democrats’ brutal electoral losses last week and whether they were a sign that voters are unhappy with his administration, Biden admitted that “people are worried,” but suggested they don’t actually understand the issues at stake.
“If we were all going out and having lunch together and I said, ‘Let’s ask whoever’s in the next table, no matter what restaurant we’re in, have them explain the supply chain to us.’ Do you think they’d understand what we’re talking about?” Biden asked.
“They’re smart people,” he continued, but this is a “complicated world.”
Biden mocks Americans’ intelligence: “If we were all going out & having lunch together & I said let’s ask whoever’s in the next table, no matter what restaurant we’re in, have them explain the supply chain to us. Do you think they’d understand what we’re talking about?” pic.twitter.com/lHAwLJZBfy
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 6, 2021
“We’ve never faced anything like this,” Biden added. “You can understand why people are upset. Whether you have a PhD or you’re working in a restaurant, it’s confusing and so people are understandably worried.”
Biden then blamed voters’ frustration on the media and reporters who “write for a living” for failing to “explain supply chain very well.”
A new poll this week found Biden’s approval ratings at an all-time low of 38%.
More than 58% of Americans said Biden has not paid enough attention to the nation’s most important problems, such as the economy, and a majority disapprove of the way he’s handled his job as president.
Most respondents also said they do not want Biden to run for president again in 2024.