Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Americans don’t understand and appreciate President Joe Biden’s achievements during his first nine months in office because of the way they receive their information, Fox News reported.
“You know, democracy is messy. You know, a lot of people got, oh I think, kind of frustrated looking at the messy process of legislation,” Clinton told Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.
“And they didn’t really appreciate that, within a year, the Biden administration has passed two major pieces of legislation through both the House and the Senate,” Clinton said, referring to the Coronavirus Relief Act and the Infrastructure Bill, both of which were recently signed under the President Biden Administration.
“By any measure, those are extraordinary accomplishments, and they will really help many millions of Americans with healthcare and prescription drug prices as well as climate change and so much else,” she continued.
“But because of the way we are getting our information today, and because of the lack of gatekeepers and people who have a historic perspective who can help us understand what we are seeing, there is a real vulnerability in the electorate to the kind of demagoguery and disinformation that, unfortunately, the other side is really good at exploiting,” she said while referring to Republicans.
As inflation continues to rise including a surge in gas prices, Clinton’s comments came in after Biden said on Tuesday that gas prices would fall once the Department of Energy releases 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
“This is a problem, not just here in the United States, but around the world,” Biden said at the White House, referring to Europe and Asia’s record-high prices for gas.
“The fact is we always get through those spikes, but we’re going to get through this one as well as hopefully faster,” he added.