Donald Trump recently weighed in on Senator Joe Manchin’s “no” vote on Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda. The former president observed that Manchin was effectively saving Biden “from himself” through his opposition to the massive welfare package.
Trump remarked that Biden’s estimated $2T spending package would constitute “a total disaster” for the nation, and he added that Manchin’s opposition to the bill would strongly benefit not only the American people, but also the current president himself.
“I think [Manchin is] saving Biden because if [the Democrats] ever got that passed, this country would be a total disaster,” Trump proclaimed to Fox News.
The former president also noted that inflation is presently so unfavorable that “it’s at a level that nobody’s really seen” in quite some time.
“Jimmy Carter was there,” Trump continued, “but I think this will end up being far worse than Jimmy Carter.”
Trump also observed that Manchin’s “no” vote “is actually helping Biden from himself,” especially since the BBB agenda “would blow this country up, with inflation and with other problems,” especially if one looks closely at “what was potentially going to be passed.”
Over the weekend, Manchin declared that he would not “vote to continue” with regards to the BBB package. The Democrat senator detailed the reasoning behind his opposing vote, noting that he does not wish to increase the deficit, nor does he wish to increase federal spending against the backdrop of the highest inflation the nation has witnessed in nearly four decades.
“[The Build Back Better agenda] would be very bad for the country,” Trump intoned ominously.
Whether or not Manchin is saving Biden from himself remains to be seen, especially since Biden still appears keen on passing some form of the proposed welfare bill. Recently, the president remarked that he and Manchin would “get something done” regarding the climate and social spending legislation.
“[Senator Manchin] and I are going to get something done,” Biden proclaimed when reporters pressed him on compromise with Manchin.
“I want to get things done,” Biden continued, adding that he believes “a possibility of getting Build Back Better done” is still on the table.