Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) criticized the Biden administration’s approach to the economy, saying that it has resulted in a “disastrous economy.” The criticism comes as Americans have shown particular concern regarding inflation and economic growth while President Joe Biden’s approval rating reached a record low.
Donalds said during a Fox News interview that “Bidenomics” was a “stupid economy policy.”
“Everybody has been hurting. Our economy is stagnating. Inflation is still here, still sticky, and it’s caused a problem for the way Americans live their lives day to day,” he said.
The Florida representative said that the average American consumer was struggling due to increased prices, including for fuel, food and used cars.
“They can call it whatever they want, but the American people understand that Joe Biden has been the architect of a disastrous economy that is hurting the very poorest among us in America,” Donalds said
Separately on social media, Donalds wrote that “WHEN” former President Donald Trump returns to the White House, the “economy will soar” and “America will succeed.
“Americans will REJECT Biden and re-elect Trump,” he wrote.
Attention Mainstream Media, I'll tell you what will happen WHEN Trump wins:
✅Border will be secure.
✅Economy will soar.
✅Wars will stop.
✅America will succeed.
Joe Biden is the REAL dictator:
⚠️Punishes political opponents.
⚠️Ignores federal laws and the Judiciary.… https://t.co/EtRuWu5uz3
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) December 4, 2023
Following increased concern about inflation and a possible recession, Biden’s approval ratings have fallen significantly. The current inflation rate is still significantly above the 2% target set by the Federal Reserve.
Currently, Biden has a 37% approval rating according to a recent Wall Street Journal poll. Another 61% disapproved of his job performance. His overall approval rating has fallen to below 40% in the RealClearPolitics polling average.
The same poll found that Trump beat Biden both in the general election and on a number of specific policy approaches. Currently, in a two-way race, Trump holds a 4% lead over his successor. When other candidates are included, Trump leads by 6%.
When asked about who would have a better approach toward the economy and inflation, Trump led Biden by a large margin. The former president led on almost every policy issue, except for abortion.