National Economic Council Director Brian Deese speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 12, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
National Economic Council Director Brian Deese attempted to paint a rosy picture of the U.S. economy on Wednesday, on the same day the Labor Department announced inflation increased at the fastest rate in 40 years in 2021.
Deese said during a White House press briefing that the U.S. is in a “uniquely strong economic position” despite Americans encountering rising prices and empty shelves in stores across the country.
He instead crafted a story in which the U.S. had excelled economically last year, noting that it experienced the largest decline in unemployment, most jobs created and the strongest economic growth in nearly 40 years. However, he failed to acknowledge that those figures come in the wake of record destruction on the economy brought on by the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Biden’s NEC Director Brian Deese says the U.S. is in “a uniquely strong economic position” despite higher prices, empty shelves, and wage gains being wiped out by inflation. pic.twitter.com/snYMvLo3It
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“Given the unique strength