White House blames Biden’s horrid poll numbers on Russia, COVID

What would Democrats do if they didn’t have Russia to blame for all their shortcomings? Call it the Hillary factor if you will, but Russia and Vladimir Putin continue to be reliable fall guys when the party finds itself having to explain failings.

The latest example occurred at Tuesday’s White House press briefing when Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy grilled press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about why President Biden is trailing former President Donald Trump in several key swing states.

“Why do you think Americans are so down on President Biden?” Doocy asked. “I know you don’t like to talk about polls like the five of six swing states that he is losing right now to somebody who is a criminal defendant, but more broadly, it doesn’t seem like anything you guys are doing is making [Biden] more popular. Why do you think that is?”

KJP not only pointed a finger at Putin, she also blamed the pandemic for Biden’s lagging poll numbers.

“I will speak more broadly to what the American people are going through. Like, we understand. We are sensitive enough and open-minded enough to understand that this is — that not just this country but globally people have had to deal with a pandemic and coming out of that pandemic,” Jean-Pierre said.  “We understand that even — you know, you think about gas prices and, because of Putin’s war, what that has occurred that led to a gas prices increasing.”

“And the President had a lot to deal with when he walked in — a lot — a lot of crises.  And this is a president that took that very, very seriously and took action,” she continued.

Biden’s spokesperson went on to list some of their so-called accomplishments, referencing the woke, left-wing agenda that drives this administration when she explained they are “trying to work to get an economy that’s fairer for all and make sure that we don’t leave people behind.”

A recent New York Times/Siena College/Philadelphia Inquirer poll shows Trump leading in Georgia, Nevada and Arizona. The former president leads by three points in Pennsylvania and by one point in Wisconsin, with Biden ahead by just one point in Michigan.

Biden won all six states in the pandemic-marred 2020 election — which adds a bit of irony to the fact that the White House is now blaming COVID-19.

Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story, as seen on the social media platform X:

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