Joe Biden was caught telling a shameless lie about the price of gas while campaigning to save his party’s vulnerable majorities in Congress.
The president made the astonishing claim that gas was over $5 a gallon when he was sworn in, Breitbart reported.
Biden lies about gas prices
Contrary to Biden’s statement, gas prices went above $5 just a few months ago. Biden acknowledged prices falling since “the peak this summer,” but moments later claimed the price of gas had crested before he took office.
“Today the most common price of gas in America is $3.39, down from over five dollars when I took office,” Biden claimed.
Biden has a little bit of plausible deniability here because of his well-known memory problems, but this looks to be just another Biden whopper.
When Biden got into office, gas was actually just $2.39 a gallon. Today, the national average is about $3.70. That’s what Biden calls victory, apparently.
The desperate spin comes as Democrats are expected to lose control of one or both Houses of Congress after November 8, with voter dissatisfaction running high as the economy spirals.
Despite what virtually every poll says about how voters are feeling, Biden continued to brag that “inflation is down, real incomes are up, and the price of gas is down.” Compared to when Biden took office, of course, the opposite is true for all of these things.
Inflation was up 8.2 percent year-to-year in September, an ever so slight decrease from 8.3 percent the month before. Is that what Biden means by “inflation is down?”
Meanwhile, Biden has flip-flopped on whether he is responsible for the price of gas, depending on whether it’s up or down. To avoid blame, Biden has even gone to the extreme of berating gas station owners to lower costs.
“Do it now,” Biden said recently. “Do it now. Not a month from now — do it now.”
Sensitive to the political costs of inflation, Biden also reportedly sought a secret deal with Saudi Arabia to delay oil production cuts until after the midterm elections, a deal that the oil-rich kingdom — in a humiliating snub — reneged on.