President Joe Biden is lashing out at the news media amid his lagging poll numbers and deepening unpopularity.
The 81-year-old Democrat claimed the media is distorting the state of the economy as he departed the White House on Saturday for Camp David, according to Fox News.
“All good,” Biden said in response to a journalist’s question about next year’s economic prospects. “Take a look. Start reporting it the right way.”
“What’s your outlook on the economy next year?”
BIDEN: “All good. Take a look! Start reporting it the right way.” pic.twitter.com/dpRcDiq16S
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 23, 2023
Despite the assurances from Biden and left-wing media outlets that the economy is strong, the “Bidenomics” agenda has become a stain on the president’s record.
The housing market has become especially punitive under Biden, according to Forbes.
“Home sales are at lows not seen since 2008, and 2023 is on pace to be the least affordable time to buy a home on record,” the outlet reported this month.
Biden’s economic performance could be one factor dragging him down in the polls ahead of next year’s presidential election.
Voters in critical swing states prefer former President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy to that of Biden, according to a New York Times/Siena poll released in November.
That discontent stretches across partisan lines.
According to a recent Fox News poll, a 61 percent majority of Democrats agree with Republicans and independents that the economy is in bad shape.
Talk about shooting the messenger…61% of Democrats joining the 93% of Republicans and 85% of independents who say the economy is in bad condition…and Biden’s blaming the media. https://t.co/H9nv0sVhN4
— David Asman (@DavidAsmanfox) December 25, 2023
The incumbent president trails in a potential rematch with Trump by more than 2 percentage points, according to the Real Clear Polling aggregate.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.