President Joe Biden stated during talks on Thursday that it was reasonable for Americans to anticipate having to pay record rising gas prices “as long as it takes” for Russia to be beaten in Ukraine.
He is Out of Touch
While in Spain for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meeting, Biden made the comments to journalists during a brief question-and-answer period.
A reporter claimed “the battle raised prices. Some analysts believe they might rise as high as $200 a barrel.”
The reporter questioned, “How long is it proper to expect American drivers and drivers over the world to bear that price for this war?”
“As long as necessary, so Russia cannot actually defeat Kiev and expand its influence beyond Ukraine,” Biden retorted.
“This is a crucial situation for the entire world. Why is NATO necessary? I assured Putin if he took any action, we would reinforce NATO. We would work to make NATO stronger overall.”
-Canceled drilling leases
-Limited domestic production
-Imposed needless regulations
-Discouraged energy investments
Gas prices aren't high because of the war in Ukraine.
They're high because of Joe Biden!
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 29, 2022
In a Thursday evening interview with CNN, Brian Deese, general manager of the White House’s Economic Council, told Americans to realize even if they couldn’t afford it, it was necessary for “the long term of the liberal world order.”
During an appearance on CNN’s “Newsroom” with co-host Victor Blackwell, Deese delivered the tone-deaf comments after Blackwell mentioned that U.S. officials have suggested the conflict in Ukraine may take years.
“This conflict may last for years, according to the military analyst and the Director of National Intelligence. I believe everyone is aware of the reasons why this is taking place,” Blackwell stated.
“Though is it resilient?” Whitewell enquired. “What do you tell the families who claim that they cannot afford to cover $4.85 per gallon for several months or perhaps years?”
The Media is Lost
Deese answered, “I think what you heard from the president was a clear explanation of the stakes. We must maintain our resolve since this issue concerns the survival of the liberal world order.”
“However, I would also remind my family and all Americans in general that the current administration is doing everything it can to tamp down those price rises and bring down overall costs.”
Long ahead of when Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked Ukraine, gas prices had already been spiraling out of control under the Biden administration.
“How long is it fair to ask Americans to pay record high gas prices?”
Biden: “As long as it takes.”
Great answer. Just what Americans want to hear going into midterms.
— Rookie (@DogRightGirl) June 30, 2022
The United States will “stay with Ukraine to ensure they are not vanquished by Russia,” according to President Joe Biden’s statement on Thursday.
At a news conference at the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, Biden failed to set any real restrictions on American support for Ukraine.
Since Russia’s incursion on February 24, the U.S. has donated over $6.1 billion to Ukraine, and the president announced that soon, an extra $800 million in financial help will be supplied.