President Joe Biden appeared to slam the intelligence of most Americans on Monday by suggesting they aren’t smart enough to figure out or “understand” the supply chain crisis that continues to worsen under his administration.

Biden’s comments came as he was asked during a news conference to respond to criticism from Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D‑Va., who said of the party’s progressive-moderate divide over spending: “Nobody elected him to be FDR, they elected him to be normal and stop the chaos.”

“I don’t intend to be anybody but Joe Biden, that’s who I am,” Biden responded. “What I’m trying to do is, do the things I ran on to do, and look, people out there are ordinary, hard-working Americans [who have been] put through the wringer the last couple of years.”