Although she was fully vaccinated, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki still contracted COVID-19 and therefore had to step away from her duties while she followed the safety protocols. But on Friday, Psaki roared back into action as she stepped up to the podium once again, ready to take on the horde of reporters that President Joe Biden neglects on a daily basis. And even though some might need some time to get adjusted, Psaki shot off a range of claims that were both absurd and shocking as she suggested the rise in gas prices was a good thing.
During the press conference, the subject of rising gas prices came up as every American is paying over $3 for a gallon of gas. That is extremely higher than it was just a year ago. But according to Psaki, it isn’t because of her own party or President Biden. She claimed, “our view is that the rising gas prices over the long term makes it an even stronger case for doubling down our investment and our focus on clean energy options so that we are not relying on the fluctuations and OPEC and their willingness to put more supply and meet the demands in the market.”
That’s right, following the usual rhetoric as you can see in the video above, Psaki and the Democrats don’t see the rise in gas prices or inflation as a product of their leadership. It just coincidentally all happened in the 11 months Biden has been in the White House.
Users online didn’t agree with Psaki’s observation either. “Doesn’t take a rocket scientist (that even if u agree) to know that you need a plan to achieve those goals, jobs, energy for US in the meantime. I can’t understand, nor fathom what this Administration is doing except…. Failing. At everything. @POTUS @PressSec”
Another added, “Just proves the motive behind everything they are doing related to energy”