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MSNBC host Joy Reid appeared on Nicole Wallace’s program Deadline: White House on Thursday to claim that the Republican party “taught people the word inflation.”
“The only people I ever heard here use the word inflation are journalists and economists. Right?” Reid rhetorically asked. “So that is not part of the normal lexicon of the way people talk. So it’s interesting that Republicans are doing something they don’t normally do, right? Which is not use the common tongue, right? Not use just common English.”
“Most people that’ve never used that word ever in their lives are using it now because they’ve been taught it, including on TV, including in newspapers, they’ve been taught this word and they sort of wrap this word around whatever it is that they really want to vote with,” Reid said.
As Marketplace reports, starting in the 1970s during one of America’s worst instances of nationwide inflation, the word “inflation” was “ubiquitous” in everyday households. The term was so common it appeared in advertising products ranging from Bisquick to Walmart.
Under President Joe Biden inflation is at a record-breaking four-decade high.
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