Fox News’ White House corespondent Peter Doocy made Joe Biden’s Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre look like a total fool Wednesday by expertly exposing how she and other Biden minions are attempting to redefine what a recession is in order to claim America isn’t in one.
As we have highlighted throughout this week, Biden Administration officials are using semantics to avoid admitting how bad the economy is, with some suggesting ‘its not a recession, it’s a transition’.
Doocy outright asked Jean-Pierre “If things are going so great, then why is it that WH officials are trying to redefine recession?”
When Jean-Pierre denied that the White House is trying to redefine a recession, Doocy said “If we all understand a recession to be two consecutive quarters of negative GPD growth in a row and you have the White House officials come up here to say no, no, no that’s not what a recession is…how is that not redefining recession?”
“Because that’s not the definition,” the Press Secretary bizarrely replied.
Doocy then read the same definition of a recession as stated by Biden’s own economic advisor Brian Deese and asked “What changed?”
As Jean-Pierre continued to deny that a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GPD growth, Doocy asked “What’s the difference other than who’s president?”
Doocy: Deese said in 2008...'economists have a definition...of a recession, which is two consecutive quarters of negative growth' & yesterday he said, two negative quarters...is not the technical definition of a recession.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 27, 2022
KJP: It is not.
Doocy: What changed?
KJP: It is not. pic.twitter.com/ZMndyheHT1
At this point it is laughable:
Brian Deese, yesterday: "Two negative quarters of GDP growth is not the technical definition of recession.”— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 27, 2022
Deese, 2008: “Economists have a technical definition of recession, which is two consecutive quarters of negative growth.” pic.twitter.com/MzVk7drq3v
RNC now passing along quotes of Biden's own economic advisors, as recently as last May, defining "recession" the old fashioned way: pic.twitter.com/Z0HWPrZmAr— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 27, 2022
CNN REPORTER: "'to paraphrase ... if you're explaining how recession calls are made, you're losing.' Do you see that?"— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 27, 2022
BIDEN ECONOMIC ADVISOR JARED BERNSTEIN: “No. I don't think so. I mean I think we've gotten into a technical discussion about what constitutes a recession." pic.twitter.com/K021jV21E2
KJP also said yesterday that if America does enter a recession, whatever that is now, it’ll still be fine by the White House. Probably because they will redefine its meaning again:
"Does the White House have any concerns that it will look misguided if the U.S. does enter a recession?"— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 27, 2022
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: Nah pic.twitter.com/DSWVf6dGQI
Don’t worry, because a recession is now defined as ‘a strong economy’:
SUPERCUT!— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 27, 2022
W.H.: Good news, "recession" now means "strong economy"! pic.twitter.com/BW3Y1nlqxl
There, it’s fixed.
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