That’s because they’ve been trying to combat the bad PR on high inflation by saying the economy is great.
And now, it’s not so great.
According to Fox News:
The latest Gross Domestic Product numbers out Thursday are poised to hamper Democrats’ key argument heading into the midterm elections, that the U.S. economy has rebounded from the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic.
Rising gas prices and overall inflation had already been overshadowing positive economic statistics the White House touts of low unemployment and the record creation of 7.9 million jobs in the first 14 months of any presidency.
But the economic picture got gloomier on Thursday when the Commerce Department announced that the U.S. economy shrank 1.4% at the beginning of 2022 — marking the worst quarter in two years.