Biden has done it again…he just can’t keep himself from lying. The president was quickly fact-checked on Thursday for falsely saying that gas cost more than $5 per gallon when he entered office.
Come on Joe…This one is so blatant.
Biden was speaking at a community college in New York when he started listing his made-up successes. He said he brought down the price of gas from record levels.
“Because of the actions we’ve taken, gas prices are declining. We’re down $1.25 since the peak this summer, and they’ve been falling for the last three weeks as well,” Biden said.
“Today, the most common price of gas in America is $3.39 — down from over $5 when I took office,” he added.
There is more than one problem with what Biden just said. First of all, the national average price of gas was $3.76 per gallon on Thursday. That is nearly 40 cents more than what Biden claimed. But the glaring untruth of his statement is that the price of gas was only $2.39 per gallon for the week ending on Jan. 25, 2021, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Gas cost less than half per gallon when Biden took office compared to what he claimed on Thursday.
And then there’s this…Biden claimed that gas prices dropped because of the “actions” his administration has taken. But when they were rising, Biden said it was Russia’s fault. The reality is that presidents can’t cause the rise or fall of gas prices.
Biden also used his speech to attack oil companies, saying they are price gouging.
“We need to keep making that progress by having energy companies bring down the cost of a gallon of gas that reflects the cost they’re paying for a barrel of oil,” Biden said. “There used to be a direct correlation: A barrel of oil goes down, the price at the pump goes down at the same time.”
Biden loves to place blame everywhere else but his desk.
BIDEN: "The most common price of gas in America is $3.39. Down from over $5 when I took office."
The average price of gas when Joe Biden took office was actually $2.39. pic.twitter.com/32SSNWdkpC
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