During his 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden pledged to the American people to work towards unity instead of division and to assume responsibility instead of pointing fingers. However, two years into his presidency, he has fallen short of fulfilling this promise. From the Afghanistan withdrawal to various issues such as inflation, energy, border control, supply chain, and transportation, Biden has consistently placed the blame on others.
Here’s my promise to you: If I’m elected president, I will always choose to unite rather than divide.
I’ll take responsibility instead of blaming others.
I’ll never forget that the job isn’t about me — it’s about you.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 16, 2020
On Friday, Biden was questioned about accepting responsibility for the inflation reaching 40-year highs during his presidency. He responded with a straightforward “no.” He claimed that inflation was already present when he took office, contradicting previous statements made by his administration that inflation was only temporary and even blaming it on Putin.
REPORTER: "Do you take any blame for inflation?"
REPORTER: "Why not?"
BIDEN: "It was already there when I got here, man!" pic.twitter.com/ErvzSQVC4n
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 3, 2023
Biden is obviously avoiding accepting responsibility for the ongoing inflation problem. This violates his previous commitment to assume responsibility instead of blaming others. Furthermore, it is hard to believe that inflation was already present when he assumed the presidency in January 2021, considering his administration previously denied its existence and attributed it to other causes.
Biden’s refusal to take responsibility for the current state of inflation is an example of how his campaign promises were built on falsehoods. He has failed to live up to his pledge to always unite rather than divide and take responsibility instead of blaming others. This is textbook Biden governance and a clear indication that his words are not a guarantee.
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