President Joe Biden on Saturday laughed hysterically about Americans having to pay more in rent, gas and food since he took office, seeming unconcerned about the historic inflation that’s been battering the working middle and lower class.
During the annual White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, comedian and host Trevor Noah cracked jokes about how “everything’s looking up” since Biden stepped foot into the Oval Office – everything including the cost of housing, food, and transportation.
“Ever since you’ve come into office, things are really looking up,” Noah said, nodding at Biden. “Gas is up, rent is up, food is up, everything,” he went on, as Biden threw his head back, laughed and applauded.
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Meanwhile, the average American worker isn't finding the situation nearly so funny.
Inflation hit a 40-year high of 8.5 percent in March, while the cost of gas skyrocketed to a national average of nearly $4.19 a gallon. The cost of meat has risen roughly 20%, as has the national rent average (though it’s up nearly 40 percent in places like Miami). The cost of a used car or truck is up more than 40%.