Despite the economy, Jill Biden says Joe Biden is doing a great job
Love is blind, especially for Jill Biden.
The first lady overlooks record inflation, soaring gas prices and the never-ending infant formula crisis to insist in a new interview that President Biden has done a great job.
And she wishes Americans could see how hard he works.
“Sometimes it feels like pushing that rock over the hill, but progress is being made,” Jill Biden told Real Simple magazine in an interview published Tuesday.
“I don’t want to sound like a political ad, but we’ve done so much. Gas prices are a huge issue, and Joe is on the phone every day talking to oil and gas executives. These issues come so fast and furiously, and certainly a lot of them are dark.
“But I wish people could see more of what Joe has accomplished and how hard he works.”
Jill has rushed to her husband’s defense – even as his approval ratings continue to fall to historic lows and his administration grapples with crisis after crisis.
“It’s a difficult time in history. And Joe and I see that,” Jill conceded in the interview, before rattling off a list of accomplishments for the Biden administration.
“Joe’s been in the job for what, 18 months now?” And everyone has access to vaccines. We’ve reopened schools – thank goodness we’ve all quit Zoom – we’ve got healthcare, we’ve got money for broadband so underserved kids can have the internet.
His gushing defense of Biden came just days after a Gallup survey found nearly 60% of Americans disapprove of the president’s job performance – the lowest rating of any modern president.
On Tuesday, President Biden’s average approval rating was 38.9%, according to data collected by RealClearPolitics.
But Jill insisted her husband was the right man for the job.
“I think that’s why he was elected,” she said.
“He’s stable, he’s strong, he’s wise, he knows politics and he knows where he wants to take the country.”