President Joe Biden claimed Tuesday during his State of the Union address that the economy was in such dire straits during the pandemic that mobile phones and refrigerators were laid off from their jobs.
The gaffe machine stood before both chambers of Congress and bragged that his administration has built a robust economy. Naturally, he put his foot in his mouth.
Biden was referring to the global chip shortage when he shared the harrowing experiences of downtrodden phones and appliances.
“There weren’t enough chips!” he said. “Car prices went up. People got laid off. So did everything from refrigerators to cellphones.”
BIDEN: “There weren’t enough chips. Car prices went up. People got laid off. So did everything from refrigerators to cell phones.” 🤔 pic.twitter.com/iPdGvdRrZP
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 8, 2023
The president was roundly mocked for the kind of verbal miscue the country has come to expect from him:
I have several friends who are refrigerators & cell phones. They are no longer unemployed thanks to Biden.
— Definitely a Real Person (@InBaggyTrousers) February 8, 2023
Wait the refrigerators and cell phones were laid off? Damn https://t.co/CUFG2ToIdI
— Jake Schneider (@jacobkschneider) February 8, 2023
A little mix up there Uncle Creepo https://t.co/9SjVda8WLA
— BaldSasquatch1 (@BaldSquatch1) February 8, 2023
According to the official White House transcript of the speech, Biden was supposed to say mobile phones and refrigerators saw price hikes, not that they lost their jobs.
Biden’s leadership has put real people — not machines — into financial trouble.
On that note, someone should check the employment status of the Maytag Man. His commercials have been eerily absent from TV over the last several years. So have those from the “Can you hear me now?” Verizon guy.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.