Before we get into what Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said at today’s White House briefing, just to set the scene, here’s a chart showing the average price of a gallon of gasoline since Biden took office (via GasBuddy):
At the briefing today, Psaki made it clear she’d like everybody to believe the rise in gas prices only started when Russia invaded Ukraine and it has nothing to do with Biden’s “America last” energy policies:
PSAKI: "The reason why the price of gas is going up is not because of steps the president has taken.” pic.twitter.com/f2sCbqQgYx
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 4, 2022
Fact check: FALSE https://t.co/xZDODByvyB
— Nate Thompson (@NateThompsonRE) March 4, 2022
Well this is a lie. https://t.co/fxKFuPR2Mz
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 4, 2022
War is this administration’s inflation scapegoat and their media allies will propagate the myth https://t.co/qOHFzPiXVx
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) March 4, 2022
Guess he invaded in January 2021. Who knew?
— Biden visits NY& all I got was a crummy crack pipe (@PeterDeGiglio) March 4, 2022
Hey, who are we going to believe, Jen Psaki or our lying eyes and gas expenditures?
These people think you are very, very stupid. Also, they hate you. https://t.co/dFvTe0QrdL
— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) March 4, 2022
I thought that this was the president that stated he would not pass the buck. That the buck stopped with him. The price of gas had been climbing significantly long before Putin invaded Ukraine.
— Dale Benington (@DaleBenington) March 4, 2022
Officials in this administration say out of one side of their mouths that increasing gas prices are a necessity because of their “transition to clean energy,” and then deny the increase in gas prices have anything to do with Biden’s policies out of the other. Which is it?
— V (@GilKernen) March 4, 2022
This woman lies lies lies https://t.co/2qtztLRzpu
— Angela (@realangela98981) March 4, 2022
just open the pipeline and open up drilling already!
— Hammond politics (@hammondpolitics) March 4, 2022
That’s the last thing this administration will ever do.
— Baylor Cook (@ItsBaylorCook) March 4, 2022
I wonder if she actually believes that… If she does… that's what's scary…
— bob langmaid (@boblangmaid) March 4, 2022
My bullshit meter is off the charts! https://t.co/sws82omtiO
— Tracy Fisher 🦩 (@TACollier711) March 4, 2022
Psaki thinks you are an idiot. https://t.co/Dv1u41BiRq
— Brent Jensen (@Allouchsit) March 4, 2022
Apparently everybody in the Biden administration has a low opinion of Americans’ ability to correctly process what they’re seeing.