CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale made it clear on Monday that he wasn’t buying President Joe Biden’s claim that he had reduced the deficit.
Amid record-setting inflation and still-rising gas prices, President Biden insisted last Wednesday that he had decreased the federal deficit. “Let me remind you again: I reduced the federal deficit,” he said.
Dale joined CNN “New Day” on Monday morning, and he proceeded to pick apart the president’s claim.
“Almost bizarro world”
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Dale began by noting that the deficit had fallen in the first year of Biden’s presidency — but he disputed the claim that it had fallen because of