Hillary Clinton tells MSNBC Americans don’t understand Biden’s ‘extraordinary performance’, including $1.2T infrastructure bill
- Hillary Clinton Suggested Tuesday Night Americans Don’t Fully Understand President Joe Biden’s ‘Outstanding Achievements’
- Clinton pointed out that Biden could get both the COVID relief bill and the bipartisan infrastructure deal on his desk
- She also noted to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow how the Build Back Better bill has already passed the House of Representatives
- “You know, democracy is messy. You know, a lot of people, I think, got a little frustrated looking at the messy legislative process,” Clinton said.
- Clinton brought up Biden’s achievements unsolicited as his polls have been falling slowly for several months
- Current Real Clear Politics poll average puts Biden at 41.6 percent approval and 53.1 percent disapproval
Former 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton suggested Tuesday night that Americans do not fully understand President Joe Biden’s “extraordinary achievements.”
Clinton pointed out that Biden could get both the COVID relief bill and the bipartisan infrastructure deal on his desk, while the Build Back Better bill had already passed the House.
“You know, democracy is messy. You know, a lot of people, I think, got a little frustrated looking at the messy legislative process,” Clinton told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “And they didn’t really appreciate that the Biden administration passed two major bills through the House and Senate within a year.”
Former 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton suggested Tuesday night that Americans don’t quite understand President Joe Biden’s “extraordinary achievements” during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow
Hillary Clinton pointed out how President Joe Biden, whom he saw speaking in Washington on Tuesday before he left for Thanksgiving, had two major pieces of legislation on his desk, with a likely third on the way.
“In any case, these are extraordinary achievements and they will really help many millions of Americans with health care and prescription drug prices, climate change and much more,” said the former first lady, senator and secretary of state.
Clinton insisted that Republicans could have clouded that message.
“But because of the way we get our information today, and because of the lack of gatekeepers and people with a historical perspective who can help us understand what we’re seeing, there is a real vulnerability in the electorate to the kind of demagoguery and misinformation that the other side unfortunately very well exploited’, she said.
By comparison, Trump’s first major Congressional victory, the Republican tax bill, was not signed until December 2017, about 11 months into his term.
And it took President Barack Obama until March 2010 to get the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress, despite health care reform being his top priority.
In her one-on-one interview with Maddow, Clinton unsolicited brought up Biden’s achievements while warning of the toll social media and other internet technologies have had on politics.
“It’s really hard to escape,” Clinton said. “So the problem we’re dealing with is an old problem, but with a new twist because of the technology.”
“I think we’re really on the brink, Rachel, to see people, especially in the Republican Party, but not just there, who really just want power, power to impose their opinion, power to exploit financial advantage.” , power to carry out a religious point. seen, we see everything converging,” Clinton warned.
She then moved on to how Americans didn’t realize what Biden had accomplished.
Biden has seen a steady decline in polls for months, not helped by his administration’s messy withdrawal from Afghanistan and soaring prices at supermarkets and gas stations.
The current Real Clear Politics poll average gives Biden a 41.6 percent approval and a 53.1 percent disapproval.