July 3, 2022

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Biden says Americans are 'really, really frustrated'

Biden says Americans are ‘really, really frustrated’

It is a national problem.

President Biden said Thursday that Americans are “really, really disappointed” after facing an ongoing series of crises under his supervision.

The nation is struggling with high inflation, record gas prices at the pump, high inflation and Shortage of supplies such as infant formula — but the president has blamed America’s bad mood on the coronavirus pandemic.

President Biden said Thursday that a recession is not inevitable.

AP

“They’re really frustrated,” Biden told the Associated Press in an Oval Office interview, his first one-on-one meeting with a reporter in months and the first since he became president with a print journalist.

“The need for mental health has gone up in America, because people saw everything as depressing. Everything they depended on was upset. But it was mostly a result of what happened, and what happened as a result of the COVID crisis.”

The federal government has passed a massive COVID-19 relief bill that some Republican lawmakers have blamed for fueling inflation, which is now at levels not seen in four decades. But Biden told the Associated Press that this was “strange” and said the country could still avoid falling into a full-blown recession.

President Joe Biden speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden said Republican claims that last year’s Covid aid plan was entirely responsible for driving inflation to a 40-year high were “outlandish.”
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“First of all, it’s not inevitable,” Biden said. “Secondly, we are in a stronger position than any country in the world to beat this inflation.”

“Be confident, because I am confident that we are in a better position than any country in the world to own the second quarter of the 21st century,” he said. “This is not an exaggeration, this is a fact.”

The president cited an unemployment rate of 3.6% and what the Associated Press described as the world’s relative strength as reasons to make things better before they get worse.

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President Joe Biden speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden added that people’s need for mental health treatments has “goed up exponentially”.
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After coming out of the lockdown phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States faced many crises starting with confusion about The changing and sometimes contradictory states of the mask – To the growing shortage of infant formula supplies, the administration was allegedly ignorant of the matter.

Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and the resulting sanctions have contributed to global turmoil and Crude oil price skyrocketing. Domestically, the national average gallon of regular gas has soared to record levels and is now well above $5.