Joe Scarborough refused to listen to the truth on a recent episode of “Morning Joe,” shouting down a former adviser for the Obama administration who admitted that President Joe Biden’s massive spending was “gasoline” on the fire of inflation.
Scarborough desperately attempted to defend Biden in a conversation with Steve Rattner, who worked as a counselor to the treasury secretary under former President Barack Obama.
The MSNBC host began the discussion by asking Rattner what Republicans could pin on Biden as his responsibility for causing the high inflation that is currently hurting Americans. After Rattner tried to cite out of control spending, and proposals for more spending as his answer, Scarborough began yelling at him.
“You had the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which was passed early in his administration, which handed out a bunch of stimulus checks,” Rattner responded.
“No Republican votes on that,” Scarborough interjected.
“No Republican votes on that,” Rattner agreed. “And which, candidly, I think most economists at this point would say was putting a bit of gasoline on a fire that was starting to rise, but that would be your centerpiece. And then remember Biden wanted to propose another six and a half trillion…”
“Yeah, but he didn’t though!” Scarborough interrupted. “And see, that’s the thing, when Republicans…”
“But you’re asking me,” Rattner interjected back.
“No! No! No! No! No!” Scarborough shouted. “But what I’m asking is, what is he responsible for? His words didn’t fuel inflation!”
Scarborough went on to parrot the typical Democrat talking points in listing other causes for inflation that had little or nothing to do with Biden, and Rattner generally agreed with him.
Rattner also noted that even though it appears that inflation has plateaued, there is little or nothing that Biden can do before the upcoming midterm elections that could make enough of a difference to change the American people’s minds about it.