Earlier today President Biden set the stage for the White House to blame God for any recession they actually admit to taking place, but that isn’t yet necessary. Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said today that not only is the U.S. not in a recession but the economy isn’t even close to one:

The only thing that’s “historic” is Biden’s record low approval numbers.

And we now know that the White House can say the country’s not in a recession because they changed the definition of the word:

What is a recession? 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. Instead, both official determinations of recessions and economists’ assessment of economic activity are based on a holistic look at the data—including the labor market, consumer and business spending, industrial production, and incomes. Based on these data, it is unlikely that the decline in GDP in the first quarter of this year—even if followed by another GDP decline in the second quarter—indicates a recession.

“A recession is whatever we say it is, and this ain’t it.”

How reassuring!

Even Baghdad Bob might tell this administration to take the gaslighting down a notch.

Gaslighting is the only “solution” they have left. There’s only one conclusion remaining:

Soon they’ll be changing the definition of “depression.”