Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh
National Economic Council (NEC) Director Brian Deese joined White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre aboard Air Force One on Thursday morning for a press gaggle , during which he was asked about gas prices and the economy. This is as President Joe Biden has continued to deplete the Strategic Oil Reserves to critically low levels, as OPEC announced they were going to cut production.
During the first question, which asked about “potential dangers to the U.S. and world economy because of these OPEC cuts,” Deese’s lengthy response involved taking credit for low prices. “The reason why wholesale gas prices continue to be at that level is because of all of the progress that we’ve made,” he claimed. This was a claim he stuck to throughout, as he faced questions from more reporters.
Deese also offered that “oil and gas prices are moving around, but they are significantly lower now than they were a couple of months ago,” another made he consistently made.
Gas prices are going up , though, which another reporter mentioned. In response to being confronted with such facts, Deese said “let’s, you know, take stock of where gas prices are today,” repeating they’ve gone down. They’re still higher than they were during the Trump administration, though, and polls show Americans are still concerned.
Deese claimed the “most common price for retail gasoline is $3.29.” The average for, according to AAA , is at $3.87. On the west coast, Americans are paying as much as on average $6.42, in California. Reporter: “U.S. gas prices are going up now.”
Biden Economic Advisor Brian Deese: “Let’s take stock of where gas prices are today.”
The average price for a gallon gas is $3.87 today. It was $2.39 a gallon when Biden took office. pic.twitter.com/tgyhxbGHaI — RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 6, 2022 […]
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