Chris Wallace Takes A Swing At Buttigieg Joining In On Biden's Lie
Fox New's Chris Wallace jumped right in Sunday, telling Pete Buttigieg that he wanted to start by fact checking him. The anchor probed about the lies being told by the Biden administration especially the ones about Biden's 'infulstructure bill'. The questions caught the Democrat off guard as he rushed to defend Biden:
"I want to start with a fact check of how the Biden administration is selling this plan. You all like to say that U.S. infrastructure is ranked 13th in the world, but our colleague Chuck Lane of “The Washington Post” did some interesting research. Three of the nations ahead of us on that list are Singapore, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates, which are tiny states and hardly comparable. Of the 10 largest countries geographically, including China and Russia, the U.S. actually ranks first. So, Secretary, not to say that everything is fine, but why not be straight about the actual conditions here in the U.S. to the American people?"
Buttigieg tried to push the lie that the bill is about roads and bridges, "Well, the American people already know that our infrastructure needs a lot of work. That’s one of the reasons why there’s such strong support for the president’s American Jobs Plan."
Wallace has a clip ready that showed Buttigiegclaiming that the AJP would create 19 million jobs which the White House claimed came from the Moody's report but negate the fact that those numbers are from estimated jobs created over the same period of time- not nessisarily related to the infrastructure spending:
"The American Jobs Plan is about a generational investment. It’s going to create 19 million jobs. And we’re talking about economic growth that’s going to go on for years and years." -Buttigieg
Wallace corrects Democrats' bogus numbers, "but it turns out the study you’re citing from Moody’s Analytics says the economy will add 16.3 million jobs without the infrastructure bill, and 2.7 million more with it. So it doesn’t, as you said last Sunday, create 19 million jobs."
"Again, Secretary Buttigieg, why misled folks?" Wallace probed.
Buttigieg tried to back peddle that claim. Almost thanking Wallace for correct the numbers, "Well, you’re right, I should have been more precise. The 19 million jobs that will be created are more than the jobs that will be created if we don’t do the plan. And it’s very important to make this point, as you’ve just showed us."
"Right, but 2 million — 2 million is not 19 million," Wallace snarked.
Buttigieg continues to try an argue the numbers but Wallace does not let up. The Democrat tries to talk over the anchor and the two get involved in a civial but heated exchange. Wallace did not let the Buutigeig slide on his phony 'mis-quoteing' of just how many jobs the infrastructure bill will create.
Buttigieg tries to explain, "Look, there are a lot of different analyses about just how many million jobs this is going to create. I saw a Georgetown study, I think it said an investment of this type will create or save 10 to 15 million —"
Wallace interrupted, "But, Secretary, you’re the one who recited Moody’s —"
The two continue to interrupt each other. Wallace finally points out that even some Democrats are against the bill because it's packed with non-relevent garbage.
By far, the craziest thing Buttigieg claimed during this interview is that Democrats who are against the bill want them to spend more. The Dem lied through his teeth about the amount of jobs being created by the bill and scrambled to defend twisting the numbers- but claiming the $2.2 trillion dollar bill isn't enough should alarm taxpayers.