It’s not a lie. Both numbers are true.
The 0% means that in the month of July, prices on average didn’t increase compared to June, hence the 0%. Think of it as saying that in the last month you didn’t gain any weight. It doesn’t mean that you weigh zero pounds.
The 8.5% number compares July 22 to July 21.
Most understand this but it’s the simple context he chose to present it in. He was clearly trying to avoid elaborating any further because the economy has dominoed into a pit since he took office….
SO, after an all time bad stretch of 12 consecutive months of economic destruction, I assume what Joe was attempting to say is that the economy simply remaining stagnant for 4 weeks is apparently a win for the Biden Admin. Zero.
Hurray. No lies detected, just a bunch of misdirection & bull****, but, no lies.