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David Axelrod Slams Biden’s Economic Message

Biden went after Trump for none of his manufacturing jobs materializing in the must-win statereported Politico.

Biden took aim at former President Donald Trump, casting him as someone who talked but didn’t deliver. Even the setting of the speech itself was meant to deliver the point: Biden was highlighting a new Microsoft data center that would be built on grounds where then-President Trump announced that Foxconn would build a $10 billion factory for making LCD panels. That plant was never built, even after the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer received millions in subsidies and bulldozed homes and farms to build the factory. 

“He promised a $10 billion investment by Foxconn. He came with your senator, Ron Johnson, with a golden shovel and didn’t build a damn thing,” Biden said. “They dug a hole with those golden shovels and then they fell into it.”

Biden continued: “In just four years under his administration, instead of creating 13,000 jobs in Racine, 1,000 manufacturing jobs left Racine. But that’s not on my watch. We’re determined to turn it around.”

The outlet continued: “In turning the spotlight on to Trump’s shortcomings, Biden was trying to close a persistent polling disconnect that has harmed his reelection campaign: Many voters perceive that his predecessor’s record was more robust than his. A new Politico-Morning Consult poll showed that 37 percent of voters believe Trump “has done more to promote infrastructure improvements and job creation,” compared to 40 percent who said the same for Biden. Trump never passed infrastructure legislation, while Biden did.”

The messaging did not sit well with David Axelrod. The former chief adviser to Barack Obama and architect of his presidential campaign knocked the president for his pitiful messaging. 

Axelrod explained that Biden should be appealing to Americans who are concerned about the cost of livingrather than touting how strong the economy is. He says Biden “should lead with empathy,” or his “pride” could cost him the White House.

Axelrod was responding to a CNN interview with Biden in which he touted the economy and questioned the efficacy of polls that showed that Americans trusted former President Donald Trump on the economy than him.

“The polling data has been wrong all along,” Biden said. “You guys do a poll at CNN, how many folks do you have to call to get one response? The idea that we’re in a situation where things are so bad … when I started this administration, people were saying there’s going to be a collapse in the economy. We have the strongest economy in the world. Let me say that again: in the world.”

Axelrod agreed that the economy is strong, but Biden’s avoidance of showing empathy for those experiencing economic turmoil is “a terrible mistake.” Scott Jennings, a former Republican political director and CNN panelist, agreed with Axelrod and called Biden’s messaging “incredibly weak.”

Biden appears to be in denial that his policies of massive inflation and regulations have led to inflation. 

During an interview on Wednesday, wrote The New York PostBiden claimed “that voters were wrong to blame him for high inflation because it “was 9% when I came to office” — when in fact it actually was just 1.4%.

‘No president has had the run we’ve had in terms of creating jobs and bringing down inflation. It was 9% when I came to office — 9%,’ Biden told CNN’s Erin Burnett in a rare interview.

The 81-year-old president defended his economic policies after Burnett pressed him on the fact that ‘voters by a wide margin trust [former President Donald] Trump more on the economy.’

Biden insisted ahead of his November rematch against Trump that he already ‘turned around‘ the economy, despite persistently high inflation and interest rates.”

The newspaper noted that inflation did not become a problem until the nation was well into the Biden presidency, surging to rates not seen since the 1980s and peaking at an annual rate of 9.1% in June 2022, nearly a year and a half after his inauguration. 

Biden attacking Donald Trump for wasting money on investments takes a lot of nerveThe Washington Post explained in March that “President Biden has long vowed to build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations in the United States by 2030. Those stations, the White House saidwould help Americans feel confident purchasing and driving electric carsand help the country cut carbon pollution.

But now, more than two years after Congress allocated $7.5 billion to help build out those stations, only 7 EV charging stations are operational across four states. And as the Biden administration rolls out its new rules for emissions from cars and trucks — which will require a lot more electric cars and hybrids on the road — the sluggish build-out could slow the transition to electric cars.”

That comes out to spending $1,071,428,571.43 per station by our great builder president.

This article originally appeared on New Conservative Post. Used with Permission.

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