Joe Rogan says 'weasels' in Biden admin are 'gaslighting' Americans by changing definition of 'recession'

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Podcaster and comedian Joe Rogan called the Biden administration a “bunch of weasels” that are “gaslighting” the public by changing the definition of “recession.”

Rogan made the comments during the latest installment of his show while speaking with guest Chris Williamson.

Williamson informs Rogan that the Biden administration has refused to admit that the US is in a recession and noted that they are using an altered definition of the word. He then tells Rogan about Wikipedia changing its definition to reinforce the false notion that the US is not in a recession.

The White House changed the definition of “recession” last week ahead of the release of Thursday’s economic report, which showed that the US has, in fact, had two consecutive quarters of declining GDP. This was the standard definition, but the White House declared that the definition should be tied more closely to unemployment numbers.

The Biden administration quietly changed the definition last week and wrote in a White House blog post, “While some maintain that two consecutive quarters of falling real GDP constitute a recession, that is neither the official definition nor the way economists evaluate the state of the business cycle.”

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