The Factors Behind Pelosi’s Unexpected Outburst

( – Former speaker Nancy Pelosi lost her patience with MSNBC host Katy Tur on Monday after Tur pushed back on Pelosi’s claims about job losses during Donald Trump’s term in office.

While touting President Biden’s economic record during an appearance on MSNBC, Pelosi claimed that Donald Trump presided over the worst job losses in history. Tur noted that the record job losses during Trump’s final year in office were due to “a global pandemic.”

Rather than acknowledge the unprecedented circumstances of the pandemic lockdowns, Pelosi doubled down on her claim declaring that Trump had “the worst record of any president.”

A huffy Pelosi dismissed Tur’s fact-check, accusing her of being “an apologist for Donald Trump.”

Tur laughed off the comment, noting that nobody had ever accused her of that before.

The Biden campaign and its surrogates like Pelosi appear to be fighting a losing battle when it comes to defending the president’s economic record.

According to the latest CNN poll, President Biden’s approval on both the economy and inflation remains stubbornly low, with only 34 percent of voters approving of his handling of the economy and 29 percent approving of his handling of inflation.

Voters also do not share Pelosi’s claim about Trump’s time in office.

The CNN poll found that 55 percent of respondents now say that Donald Trump’s presidency was a success while only 44 percent said it was a failure. By comparison, in January 2021 after Trump left office, 55 percent of respondents viewed Trump’s presidency as a failure.

Meanwhile, 61 percent of respondents view Joe Biden’s time in office as a failure while only 39 percent view it as a success.

The vast majority of respondents, 70 percent, described the current economy as poor, with 40 percent saying a change in political leadership in Washington would do more to improve their outlook on the economy than would a change in their economic circumstances or an easing of inflation.

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