House Republicans issued a response on Friday to Joe Biden’s apparent dig at former President Donald Trump made during a speech, in which he tried to blame the latest dismal jobs report on the surge in coronavirus cases nationwide.
“Today’s report shows that the steps we’ve taken, passing the Rescue Plan and have vaccinated 175 million people, make our economy capable of growing jobs, even in the face of this continuing Delta surge — a strength in our economy different from the way things were last winter,” Biden said.
“There’s no question the Delta variant is why today’s job report isn’t stronger,” the Democrat claimed, reading off of a teleprompter. “I know people were looking and I was hoping for a higher number. But next week, I’ll lay out the next steps that are going to –we’re gonna need to combat the Delta variant to address some of those fears and concerns.”
Further, while discussing the dismal jobs report, Biden also said, “Imagine if the other guy was here”, referring to 45th President Donald J. Trump.
Joe Biden when discussing jobs report:
"Imagine if the other guy was here." pic.twitter.com/IpjH41WP46
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) September 3, 2021
In reaction, the House GOP issued a five-zinger response.
“The economy would be booming. Radical Islamic terrorists wouldn’t control Afghanistan. Our border would be secure. We’d have energy independence,” House Republicans tweeted. “Sounds pretty great.”
The economy would be booming.
Radical Islamic terrorists wouldn’t control Afghanistan.
Our border would be secure.
We’d have energy independence.
Sounds pretty great. https://t.co/LsDUAUkaXz
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) September 3, 2021