The average cost of a gallon of gasoline has officially more than doubled since the day President Joe Biden took office on January 21, 2021.
“Joe Biden’s war on American energy has forced families across the country to empty their wallets to fill their tanks,” Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in an email to The Daily Wire. “Unfortunately, Biden is doubling-down on his disastrous agenda because he’s not the one paying the price – the American people are.”
On Wednesday, The Daily Wire reported that Biden suggested the high cost of gasoline is here to stay for quite some time, as he lamented to reporters that it is “not likely” he can simply “click a switch” to bring down prices.
Biden made his remarks regarding gasoline from the White House-crafted fake Oval Office set — which he reportedly uses so that he can stay on a script from a teleprompter.
“There’s a lot going on right now, but the idea we’re gonna be able to, you know, click a switch, bring down the cost of gasoline is not likely in the near term, nor is it with regard to food,” Biden said at the time.
BIDEN: “The idea we’re gonna be able to, you know, click a switch, bring down the cost of gasoline is not likely in the near term.” pic.twitter.com/lXNtUZzzbs
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Biden previously suggested that the high cost of gasoline eventually will be beneficial to Americans.
“Here’s the situation,” Biden said in May when asked directly about the “enormously high” cost of gas. “And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”
The New York Post flagged on Friday that Biden is still trying to pin the blame for the high cost of gas on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
“The two challenges on the minds of most working families are prices at the pump and prices at the grocery store. Both of these challenges have been directly exacerbated by Putin’s war in Ukraine,” Biden lamented.
“The price of gas is up $1.40 since the beginning of the year when Putin began amassing troops at the Ukrainian border,” the president added.
“This is a Putin price hike. Putin’s war has raised the price of food because Ukraine and Russia are two of the world’s major breadbaskets for wheat and corn,” he also said.
The cost of gasoline was rising well before Putin invaded Ukraine.