White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday blamed Vladimir Putin for record high gas prices.
The national average for gas just topped $4 a gallon in the US with places like California paying nearly $6.
A White House reporter read to Psaki some comments from people his network met at a gas station Monday morning.
“One woman said, ‘I just never imagined to see the cost of gas to be this high,’ another said, ‘it’s a huge stressor to my financial situation’…what is the White House, what is the president’s message to Americans who are going to the gas station today and seeing prices so high?” a reporter asked Psaki.
Psaki responded by blaming Vladimir Putin.
“I want to read to you, if I could, Jen, some comments from people we’ve met at gas stations today…” pic.twitter.com/J7lzUOIXXg
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Fox News reporter Peter Doocy called Psaki out for blaming soaring gas prices on Putin.
“It sounds like you are blaming Putin for the increase in gas prices recently, but weren’t gas prices going up anyway because of post-pandemic supply chain issues?” Peter Doocy said.
Psaki doubled down on her lie.
“…there’s no question that…the increase…is a direct result of the invasion of Ukraine,” Psaki said.
DOOCY TIME: “It sound like you are blaming Putin for the increase in gas prices recently, but weren’t gas prices going up anyway b/c of post-pandemic supply chain issues?”
Psaki says “there’s no question that…the increase…is a direct result of the invasion of Ukraine.” pic.twitter.com/78dlMbGkNB
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