'This lady is off her rocker': Joy Reid trolled for claiming Americans did not know the word 'INFLATION'

Inflation in the US has reached a 40-year high, leaving many people struggling to pay their bills and buy food for their families as well as rent

'This lady is off her rocker': Joy Reid trolled for claiming Americans did not know the word 'INFLATION'
MSNBC host Joy Reid's inflation comments have been made fun of on the Internet as the election draws close (John Lamparski/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)
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Joy Reid, an MSNBC personality, reportedly asserted that the phrase "inflation" is not a common component of Americans' "normal lexicon" and that the majority of individuals who use it did so as a result of political operations during the current midterm election cycle. Reid claimed in an interview with Nicole Wallace from her network that "only people I've ever heard use the word inflation are journalists and economists," reported Daily Mail. Twitteratis have taken up her comments and trolled her for the remarks on the social media platform.

Prior to the current election season where reportedly Republicans are strongly favored for a number of reasons including the gloomy economic outlook and the rising cost of consumer goods, the host stated that most people "never used that word ever in their lives." Polls reportedly conducted in the lead-up to the election have repeatedly revealed that voters' top concerns are inflation, the economy in general, and crime, despite Reid's assertion that Republicans have "taught people the word inflation." Inflation in the US has reportedly reached a 40-year high, leaving many people struggling to pay their bills and buy food for their families as well as rent as reported by Daily Mail. Reid, however, preferred to disparage the idea and the phrase in particular as an elitist economic idea that would never gain traction among GOP politicians without their urging.

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The Biden administration reportedly hailed this month's 8.2% inflation rate as "progress" before it is released on November 10 for the month of October. Despite highlighting the problems of inflation and crime during this cycle, host Nicole Wallace claimed that Republicans "have not presented any solutions to their voters on either of those topics." Wallace might have overlooked Republican contenders like Lee Zeldin in New York who has campaigned for the repeal of bail reform measures or Adam Laxalt, a senatorial candidate in Nevada who has the plan to cut back on government spending and relieve the financial strain on consumers, reported Daily Mail.

As Democrats get closer to the upcoming election, Wallace was quite content to repeat former President Barack Obama's campaign talking points. Reid's opinion on the matter is that "it's interesting that Republicans are doing something they don’t normally do, which is not not use use the common tongue, not use just common English like they sort of do on their campaigns like they do with crime," despite the dire financial plight many Americans find themselves in as a result of skyrocketing inflation rates and a generally downturned economy as per Daily Mail. Reid did add that her home state of Florida has become more costly despite her assertion that the term "inflation" is only used by economists and high-minded journalists. “My family moved here because it was an affordable place to buy a house. No more. It's now more expensive to buy in Miami than it is in New York,” she said.

For her comments on inflation, Reid has been trolled by fans on Twitter as one person added, “The grocery store taught me that word." Another one said, "Start studying Joy. There's another word to add to your lexicon... Hyperinflation. You should probably think about looking into this. It's what's coming next." One user commented, "They probably use the words and phrases "more expensive," "I can't afford this anymore," "whoa," "yikes," and "(this good/service) is too damn high" instead." Another user wrote, "In a world without Republicans Kid: "mom, dad, why are things more expensive then in the 50s?" Parents: " I don't know, reasons, not sure if there is a word for it." One user said, "This lady is off her rocker!"

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