Psaki defends Biden WH Chief Klain's 'tone deaf' inflation tweet

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended Biden Chief of Staff Ron Klain’s tweet on inflation that many have described as “tone deaf.”

“Ron Klain retweeted a message…that inflation & supply chain issues are ‘high class issues,’ but some of the sharpest price increases…include products that every American buys,” Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich asked Psaki on Thursday. “Why would [he] tweet that & would you agree that’s a little bit tone deaf?”

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Psaki responded by saying, “Do you think two tweets means more? I’m just curious.”

Psaki then tried to clarify Klain’s tweet, which referred to rising inflation as a “high class problem,” by giving “full context.”

“So I think the point here is, what some of these critics are saying is we don’t know if what they’re saying is if what they thought was great was when the unemployment rate was double what it is today,” Psaki said. “Or when people were locked in their homes and therefore gas prices were lower. We’re at this point because the unemployment rate has come down and been cut in half because people are buying more goods because people are traveling and because demand is up.”

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