Biden had an interview with CNN last night at the 4-week mark until the midterms. During the interview, in the same sentence, Biden both acknowledged and denied a recession. Additionally, Biden deflected on questions pertaining to the likely criminal charges that his son, Hunter, will face. The economy is the single most important issue to voters during the midterms. And Biden can’t answer a single question about it.
It was determined back in July that the U.S. suffered back-to-back consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, which has long been the indicator of a recession. However, both the Biden administration and many members of the media have dismissed that long-standing definition.
During an interview on Tuesday, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked the president, “Should the American people prepare for a recession?”
“No,” Biden initially responded. “Look, they’ve been saying this now-every six months they say this, every six months, they look down at the next six months and see what’s gonna happen. It hadn’t happened yet.”
He then said, “I don’t think there will be a recession. If it is, it will be a slight recession—that is we’ll move down slightly.”
After boasting what has been “accomplished” by his administration to improve the economy, Biden took another swipe at those predicting a recession, telling Tapper “it’s just not there.”
“But you just said that a slight recession is possible,” Tapper said.
“It is possible—look, it’s possible.” Biden said. “I don’t anticipate it. What I do think—look, we talk about the impact on families. They have reason to be concerned about energy prices, they have reason to be concerned about a whole range of issues. But look at what we’ve done. We’ve been able to- with the Inflation Reduction Act.”
“You think Democrats have something to run on,” Tapper asked.
Biden also side-stepped a question about potential criminal charges his son Hunter Biden may face.
On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that anonymous federal agents allege they have “sufficient evidence” to charge Hunter Biden with tax and gun crimes.
“This is a kid who got, not a kid—he’s a grown man. He got hooked on—like many families have had happen, hooked on drugs. He’s overcome that. He’s established a new life,” Biden told CNN’s Tapper on Tuesday.
The president claimed he “didn’t know anything” about his son’s gun purchase at the time but acknowledged, Hunter’s false claim in his gun purchase application that he was not addicted to drugs.
Read more about this interview at Fox News. Fox News.