Fact Check: Has Inflation Gone Up Every Month of Joe Biden's Presidency?

Posted on AllSides June 3rd, 2022
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With inflation reaching double digits in some cities across America, U.S. President Joe Biden has been excoriated for rising rates throughout his presidency.

The impact of the conflict in Ukraine war on the prices of gasoline, food and other necessities, among other factors, has led to inflation rate rises of 8.5 per cent in the 12 months ending March 2022, the fastest rate increase in more than 40 years. 

While the president has repeatedly blamed the conflict in eastern Europe for these increases, his approval ratings have taken a dramatic dip as economic challenges persist.

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