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‘Biden took office’ and ‘immediately’ started fighting inflation


In Friday’s “CNN Newsroom,” White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said President Joe Biden “started tackling” inflation “immediately” after taking office. .

Bedingfield said: “Well look at what we inherited when we took office. We inherited a global economic crisis, and that was caused by the pandemic. This has been caused by supply chains that have been blocked across the world, again, due to factory closures, due to the inability to transport goods due to the pandemic. So, globally, we have found inflation to be a significant issue. President Biden took office and started tackling it immediately. And as a result, we are seeing, once again, lower gasoline prices. 14 straight weeks, gas is down about $1.30 a gallon from where it was months ago. So what we’ve seen is that President Biden has taken steps that [have] reduces costs for people and it continues to move forward. We pushed through the Cut Inflation Act, which will have a massive and tangible impact on the costs that people are struggling with around their kitchen tables, again, health care, prescription drugs , energy costs. So there is no doubt, no doubt that the prices are high. President Biden knows it. He feels that. He knows what it’s like to sit around a kitchen table and manage his family budget. But he is taking significant steps to bring it under control. And what we see from Republicans is rather that they vote against these things. Not a single Republican, for example, voted for the Cut Inflation Act, which will lower the cost of prescription drugs, not a single Republican.

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