Joe Biden says high gas prices are part of an “incredible transition.”
At a press conference in Japan Monday, Biden seemed to praise the high gasoline and diesel prices as being part of a plan to transition to renewable energy.
“When it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over.”
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Biden made his comments while the average price of unleaded gas was at a record $4.59 a gallon in the U.S.
Forbes David Blackmon reported that Biden’s comment was a "mistake":
It was a mistake since, although running prices for fossil fuel-generated energy higher has always been part of the plan for Biden’s Green New Deal energy policies, admitting it aloud in public was not supposed to be part of the messaging.
The President’s latest gaffe comes as his polling numbers continue to plumb previously unseen depths as they proceed in their inverse relationship to the ever-rising price for gasoline at the pump.
.@SenJohnKennedy calls Biden's energy policy, "a special kind of stupid." pic.twitter.com/F0QIy0jdHy— MRCTV (@mrctv) May 24, 2022