Biden twists RNC chair McDaniel's words about debt default

By Jen Krausz on
 May 27, 2023

President Joe Biden falsely claimed on Thursday that Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel said during a Fox News interview on Wednesday that a U.S. default on its debt would "bode very well" for Republicans.

In fact, McDaniel did not say any such thing.

“The vast majority of Americans feel like we’re not heading in the right track. And then you look at this debt ceiling crisis. You look at us about to default, and you see that president took 90 days out from negotiating. He refused to come to the table with Republicans,” she said. “Republicans have put a plan on the table, and this is an MIA president when it comes to problems that the American people are facing — whether it’s energy independence, whether it’s fentanyl, whether it’s a broken border, whether it’s crime surging in our streets.”

“This is a president that is failing the American people. So I think that bodes very well for the Republican field,” she added.

It's not surprising that Biden would take McDaniel's words out of context and try to make them mean something she never intended.

He's grasping at straws in an attempt to lessen the perception that his policies have done damage to the country and distract voters from the fact that he's in a weak position to win a second term.