Press Secretary of the President of the United States Karine Jean-Pierre began to argue with a journalist and tried to lie about the economic situation in the United States. An excerpt from her speech was published on July 27 on the RNC Research Twitter account.
During a briefing at the White House, a journalist asked Jean-Pierre a question about the words of the head of the National Economic Council, Brian Deese. The correspondent pointed out that in 2008 Dees claimed that “two quarters of negative GDP growth” was an accurate description of the economic downturn. However, on July 26, 2022, Dees said that this is not the technical definition of a recession. The journalist pointed out this contradiction and asked Jean-Pierre to explain it.
“If things are going so great, then why are White House officials trying to redefine recession? We all know that a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative growth in gross domestic product,” the journalist said.
The official representative of the White House tried to avoid answering the reporter’s question.