Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg faced criticism on Sunday over a remark that he made earlier in the day during a CNN interview where he claimed that the supply chain clog that is currently hitting the U.S. economy is partially due to how “successfully” President Joe Biden has managed the economy, despite skyrocketing inflation and millions quitting their jobs.
Buttigieg, who has faced criticism recently over the revelation that he has been on paid paternity leave for approximately two months, made the remarks during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Jake Tapper.
“And if you think about those images of ships, for example, waiting at anchor on the West Coast, you know, every one of those ships is full of record amounts of goods that Americans are buying, because demand is up, because income is up, because the president has successfully guided this economy out of the teeth of a terrifying recession,” Buttigieg claimed. “Now the issue is, even though our ports are handling more than they ever have, record amounts of goods coming through, our supply chains can’t keep up. And, of course, our supply chains, that’s a complicated system that is mostly in private hands, and rightly so.”
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