Univision Anchor Tells Biden To ‘Stop the Blame Game’ On Inflation Crisis

Univision’s Luis Carlos Vélez slammed Democrat President Joe Biden’s speech on inflation this week, saying that people were “flabbergasted” by Biden’s attempt to deflect blame onto everyone else.

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Newsbusters’ Jorge Bonilla posted the clip on Twitter with a translation.

“President Biden. Please. Stop the blame game and face the inflation problem in this country. People just can’t take it anymore! Your words today just flabbergasted us all, OK?” Vélez said during Univision’s Firing Line. He added that Biden’s speech was a “shameless opportunity to attack Republicans” and more “blame game” politics.

“This is the situation — the worst inflationary situation in 40 years. 40. It’s time to blame the moon, the stars, the sun, clearly,” he said. “The worst part of Covid was two years ago. And we were already recovering economically when you arrived. It was the administration’s fault for handing out stimulus packages when people no longer needed them. And it is your fault to this day we have not set a motion in plan to solve the supply chain problem.”

Vélez stated that the blame for the inflation crisis falls “solely” on Biden.

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“How much longer, Mr. President?” Vélez said. “People eat off of wages, jobs, and opportunities. The responsibility to do something falls solely upon you, Mr. President.”

Earlier this week, Biden blamed the inflation crisis, which has led to the highest inflation rate in 40 years, on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The first cause of inflation is the once in a century pandemic. Not only did it shut down our global economy, it threw the supply chains and demand completely out of whack, especially in countries where more effective recovery responses weren’t available, especially in those sectors that rely on semiconductors,” Biden claimed, even though the inflation rate began to surge a shortly after Biden took office – a full year after the pandemic began.

“And this year we have a second cause — a second cause: Mr. Putin’s war in Ukraine. You saw — we saw in March that 60 percent of inflation that month was due to price increases at the pump for gasoline,” Biden said, despite the fact that gas prices rose nearly 50% during his first year in office; soaring from $2.42 per gallon in January 2021 to $3.41 per gallon in January 2022 – a month before Russia invaded Ukraine.