Biden’s handling of the economy is a concern many voters have as they consider who to choose on next year’s ballot. In a Labor Day speech Monday to Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 in his home state of Pennsylvania, Biden tried to address that concern by comparing his presidency to Trump’s, referring to him several times as the ” last man”.
“Guess what? The great real estate builder, the last one, built nothing. Under my predecessor, infrastructure week became a joke. During my tenure, infrastructure has passed a decade and is a headline.”
(In November 2021, Biden signed into law a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure deal that funds projects for years to come.)
Without mentioning Trump by name, Biden has previously attacked his predecessor for not building infrastructure.
“How many times have we heard ‘This is Infrastructure Week’ in the last four years?” Biden Said in April 2021. “About every two weeks is ‘Infrastructure Week,’ but no infrastructure was built.”
In his speech on Monday, Biden continued to take aim at Trump.
“The guy who held this position before me was only one of two presidents in history… who left office with fewer jobs in America than when he was elected to office,” Biden said. “By the way, do you know who the other one was? Herbert Hoover. Isn’t that a coincidence?
Biden went on to say that the country’s economy is “stronger” than other countries.
“All I hear from my friends on the other side is what they say is wrong in America,” Biden said. “They keep telling us America’s failure. You are wrong. I have news for them: America has the strongest economy in the world right now.”