Trump: 'Radical Left Democrats' Causing Runaway Inflation Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a "Save America" rally at Alaska Airlines Center on July 9, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska. Former President Donald Trump held a "Save He campaigned with U.S. House candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka. (Justin Sullivan/Getty)
By Theodore Bunker | Wednesday, 13 July 2022 01:26 PM EDT
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed “Radical Left Democrats” for rising inflation after Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the consumer price index in June rose to 9.1% from one year ago.
"Inflation just hit ANOTHER 40-year high of 9.1%, which is terrible for our Country," Trump said in a message released by his political action committee, Save America.
"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!"
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the "inflation reading is unacceptably high, it is also out of date."