For the first six months of Donald Trump’s one and only term in the White House, the new president who hadn’t passed a single actual policy initiative yet developed a laughable habit of taking credit for every economic good that happened despite the fact that those good things happened as a result of policies passed under President Barack Obama.
Under Biden, Republicans are trying the opposite strategy: blame the new guy for things that have absolutely nothing to do with anything related to his policy initiatives, some of which are happening because of the mistakes of the former GOP president. White House press secretary Jen Psaki isn’t here for that.
Gas prices fell in 2020 because of the law of supply and demand. With everyone on lockdown during a pandemic, a pandemic made so much worse inside the United States thanks to the gross incompetence of its leadership at the time, demand at the pump fell significantly. With such little demand, prices plummeted. That, however, happened in 2020. Gas prices were actually the same prior to the pandemic as they are now under the Biden administration.
Demand for gas fell because so few people were able to work. Thanks to Trump’s bungling of the pandemic response, unemployment reached a fifty-year high, which is not exactly an accomplishment worthy of boasting. Jordan and his Republican provocateurs, however, rarely worry about such minute details. Thank goodness for Psaki, who will gladly explain them.
Twitter was full of praise for the saucy press secretary smart enough to easily bat down empty insults from Jordan and the like. Read some of their comments below: