Former President Donald Trump reacted to the record-breaking inflation report on Wednesday; the Labor Department announced that the consumer price index (CPI) surged 9.1% in June, exceeding predictions of 8.8%. The CPI is a broad measure of the price for everyday goods like gasoline, groceries, and rent.
“Inflation just hit ANOTHER 40-year high of 9.1%, which is terrible for our Country,” Trump said in a statement through his Save America PAC posted to TRUTH Social. “Fuel prices up 60%, Airfare up 34%, Eggs up 33%-how can people survive this? How can businesses survive this? Our Country is so weak right now because the Radical Left Democrats have no clue what they are doing. All they want to do is ‘get Trump,’ and they are willing to destroy our Nation to do it. America will not allow this to go on for much longer. Don’t vote for the Radical Left Democrats, vote for America First Republicans – Save America!”
Donald Trump Jr. also took a shot at the report on Twitter, saying “9.1% inflation but no mean tweets!!!”
9.1% inflation but no mean tweets!!!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 13, 2022