President Biden defended his record on inflation today, blaming Republicans for derailing his vision for rebuilding the economy. But as inflation hit 8.6% in May, gas prices soared above $5 nationwide, and stocks sank into a bear market, the White House message isn’t breaking through to Americans. A CNN ‘poll of polls’ shows Biden’s approval ratings below 40%, and a new Quinnipiac University poll found just 28% of Americans approve of his handling of the economy. It all points towards a disastrous midterm election for Democrats come November. David Gergen, who was an adviser to four presidents in two parties, joins the show to provide perspective.
Also on today's show: author Kerry Brown (She: A Study In Power), and New York magazine writer-at-large Rebecca Traister.
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