Joy Reid: Americans Never Heard the Word ‘Inflation’ Until Republicans ‘Taught’ it to Them


by Jim Clayborn | RNN

MSNBC host Joy Reid ridiculously claimed that Republicans “have taught people the word inflation” and accused them of using it for political gain, ostensibly turning it into a campaign issue to be used against Democrats.

She claimed that she had never heard everyday people use the word “inflation” until Republicans weaponized it.

Reid was a guest on “Deadline: White House” Thursday and once again charged that Republicans were, in effect, gaslighting Americans over inflation. She was asked by host Nicolle Wallace how the forefront issues of crime and inflation were influencing races in Florida where Reid was broadcasting from.

The only people I ever hear use the word ‘inflation’ are journalists and economists,” she remarked, falsely intimating that normal Americans simply don’t care about inflation. “So, that is not part of the normal lexicon of the way people talk.”


Inflation is now at a 40-year-high, hitting 8.2 percent in September. There is no relief in sight and many are now saying we are in a recession and on the verge of a depression. Americans across the board care about inflation and are certainly familiar with the term because it is hammering them at home. They can’t afford gas to get to work, food for the table, a roof over their heads, or clothes to put on their backs.

But instead of putting the blame where it belongs, on President Joe Biden and the Democrats, Reid blamed Republican messaging for making “inflation” a household word.


“So, it’s interesting that Republicans are doing something they don’t normally do, which is not use the common tongue, not use just common English like they sort of do on their campaigns like they do with crime,” she said mangling “common English.”

“But what they’ve done is they’ve taught people the word inflation. Most people who would’ve never used that word ever in their lives are using it now because they’ve been taught it, including on TV, including in newspapers. They’ve been taught this word,” Reid declared, outrageously insinuating that Americans are just too stupid to know what inflation is and how it is impacting them.


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