WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden heads to Cleveland today looking to reassure Americans the economy is rebounding and sell his infrastructure plan as the White House remains in a stalemate with Senate Republicans over negotiations for a bipartisan deal.
In an economic-themed speech, Biden will counter a narrative pushed by Republicans, who have pointed to rising inflation as a sign he is moving the economy in the wrong direction with his big-spending measures.
The president will use the speech to “make a clear case that his economic plan is working,” White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Wednesday. She said Biden will discuss “how far we have come as a country” because of the president’s actions and how the U.S. is “turning the tide on the pandemic.”
Biden will speak from Cuyahoga Community College, the planned site of the final campaign rally he was set to make as a presidential candidate in March…