President Joe Biden’s administration is facing challenges, with low approval ratings and trailing in polls against Donald Trump.
Inflation remains a concern, and there are international conflicts, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Hamas’s actions in Israel.
NPR published a commentary praising Biden’s “drama-free White House,” prompting criticism. (Trending: Judge Announces Historic Ruling In Jeffrey Epstein Case)
Steve Almond wrote, “With Hanukkah just over, and Christmas fast approaching, Americans are thinking a lot about gifts these days.”
“According to Gallup in fact, we’re on pace to spend more this holiday season than we have in a quarter century,” he continued.
“Much of the reason for this can be attributed to President Joe Biden’s administration, which has helped engineer an economic recovery few thought possible when he came into office,” claimed the writer.
“Under his watch, inflation has plummeted with no sign of a recession,” wrote Almond.
Adding, “GDP growth was at 5% last quarter, with historically low unemployment, and robust wage growth.”
Almond claimed that “Biden may be 80 and a little bit boring, but his administration has been chaos and scandal free.”
“The central mystery of this holiday season, for Biden, is why the American people seem to regard this booming economy as a lump of coal,” wrote Almond.
“Whatever the reasons, I can’t help but think of Biden and his economic team, toiling away without much fanfare, like Santa and his elves.”
“Whether or not you support him, it’s worth acknowledging a few of the gifts Santa Joe has tucked under our tree this year,” concluded the author.
The commentary highlighted economic recovery and achievements, but critics argue that these are misleading.
Almond’s article was received as overly optimistic and disconnected from the reality of the administration’s challenges.