Gas prices have soared during the COVID-19 pandemic due to supply chain issues, increased demand, and war in Europe. Despite these unavoidable variables, voters on the Right still insist that President Biden is at fault forrising prices. Of course, those prices are set globally, not in the United States alone, but that doesn’t suit the Fox News narrative of attacking the current president for everything from gas prices to Putin’s attacks on Ukraine.
Doocy, in a question he must have felt was clever, asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki at Wednesday’s press briefing why Biden had (accurately) blamed the hike in gas prices on the actual reasons why it occurred and the recent, more rapid rise in gas prices on Russian President Vladimir Putin and his invasion of Ukraine.
‘We heard the president warn for months that gas prices are rising because of the supply chain and because of post-pandemic demand. If you guys knew for months that this was going to be the hashtag #PutinPriceHike, why are we just hearing that now?’
Psaki, as if speaking to a child who doesn’t understand how the world works, calmly and patiently explained to Doocy why gas prices rise sharply in times of political instability.
‘As you know, events in the world, including an invasion by Russia of a foreign country does prompt instability and volatility in the global oil markets. And there are all sorts of issues that could impact that. That’s what we’re seeing now.’
Twitter had a good time laughing at Psaki’s endless ability to own Doocy. Read some of their comments below: