President Biden took a swipe at the media for negative coverage of the economy ahead of his holiday vacation.
Upon leaving the White House on Saturday before spending his Christmas at Camp David, Biden was asked by a reporter about his “outlook” of the economy going into 2024.
“All good. Take a look,” Biden responded.
“Start reporting it the right way,” he added with a smirk.
Biden has repeatedly been critical of the press, which he accuses of focusing more on negative news than positive things that come from his administration.
But his approval among Americans continues reaching historic lows and his handling of the economy is a heavy factor in his unpopularity.
The pessimism towards the economy crosses party lines. The Fox News poll showed a whopping 61% of Democrats joining the 93% of Republicans and 85% of independents who say the economy is in bad condition.
Democrats are becoming increasingly concerned about Biden going into the 2024 presidential election. The RealClearPolitics average of polls shows him more than two points behind former President Trump in a hypothetical rematch.
Among other factors that could negatively impact Biden include his handling of the border, the crises overseas including Ukraine and Israel, the legal woes plaguing his son Hunter and the impeachment inquiry recently launched by House Republicans.