Love is blind, especially for Jill Biden.
The first lady glosses over record inflation, high gas prices and the never-ending infant formula crisis to insist in a new interview that President Biden has done a great job.
And he wants Americans to see how hard he works.
“Sometimes it feels like pushing that rock over the hill, but progress is being made,” Jill Biden told Real Simple magazine in an interview published Tuesday.
“I don’t want to sound like a political ad, but we’ve done a lot. Gas prices are a big deal and Joe is on the phone with oil and gas executives every day. These issues come up so fast and furiously, and certainly many of them are obscure.
“But I wish people could see more of what Joe has accomplished and how hard he works.”
Jill has been quick to defend her husband, even as his approval ratings continue to drop to record lows.
“It is a difficult moment in history. And Joe and I see that,” Jill admitted in the interview, before reciting a list of achievements of the Biden administration.
“Joe has been on the job for how long, 18 months now?” And everyone has access to vaccines. We’ve reopened schools, thank God we’ve all left Zoom, we’ve got health care, we’ve got money for broadband so underserved kids can have internet.
She continued, “He’s stable, he’s strong, he’s wise, he knows politics and he knows where he wants to take the country.”
His effusive defense of Biden came just days after a Gallup poll found that nearly 60% of Americans disapprove of the president’s job performance, the lowest rating of any modern president.
On Tuesday, President Biden’s average approval rating was 38.9%, according to data compiled by RealClearPolitics.