- White House chief of staff Ron Klain has suggested that Biden is fulfilling Trump’s unfinished business.
- Klain mocked the former president on Twitter, joking “Action > talk” in a tweet.
- He shared an AP article listing promises Trump broke and Biden is now following through on.
White House chief of staff Ron Klain has mocked former President Donald Trump and suggested that President Joe Biden is making good on promises that Trump failed to keep.
Klain tweeted “Action > talk” Sunday alongside an Associated Press article about Biden making good on many of Trump’s broken political promises to the American people.
The article listed Trump’s commitments during his time in office, including promises to repair the nation’s infrastructure, increase American production and reduce the budget deficit.
—Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) December 18, 2022
AP White House reporter Josh Boak wrote: “After two years as president, it is Joe Biden who is delivering on those promises.”
The article cited examples such as Biden signing into law plans to offer a “decade of infrastructure,” mocking Trump’s repeated attempts to have an “infrastructure week” that never panned out.
Biden is also tackling China’s dominance over computer chip manufacturing, the AP said, through the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act.
While in office, Trump tried to take on China’s chipmaking industry, but his approach backfired and possibly contributed to the current chip shortage, industry officials previously said, according to Reuters.
“I’d like to avoid the premise that somehow what Joe Biden did was take Donald Trump’s ideas and turn them into law,” Brian Deese, director of the White House National Economic Council, told the AP.
“What President Biden has done is he has taken the campaign agenda that he campaigned on and really delivered on it.”
Trump’s time in office was severely hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the world, rocking the global economy and forcing governments around the world to divert their attention to countering the virus.
Trump and other Republicans have drawn radically different conclusions from Klain and the AP about Biden’s emerging presidential record.
They have long criticized the administration for its handling of the economy, including blaming it for record inflation, wide declines in the stock market and high gasoline prices.
Despite the Biden administration touting his actions, the president’s approval ratings have hovered well below 50% for more than a year.
Biden aides have pointed out that he is not intentionally following through on promises made by his predecessor, but is simply following through on his own campaign promises.
A representative for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.