Ron Klain: When We Took Office, People Were Lined up at Stadiums Getting Food

‘The unemployment rate was nearly 10 percent’


KLAIN: “Well, look, again, I think we had to address the problems that we found. And the biggest problems that we found were a country with a pandemic that was killing thousand — literally thousands of people a day. Hundreds of thousands of cases a day when we arrived, and so we had to ramp up the response to that. And then the economic consequences of that. It’s easy to forget that when Joe Biden came into office, we’d turn on the TV at night, people were in line at football stadiums waiting for a box of food. The unemployment rate was nearly ten percent. He had twenty million people out of work and businesses closed, and schools closed. So, we needed an economic response that addressed that.”

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