WATCH As Biden Makes Comment About Celebrating Americans’ Suffering

President Joe Biden has reassured the American public that the record-high gas prices across the entire nation come in response to an “incredible transition” away from fossil fuels.

Biden shared this comment in the middle of a joint press conference with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. 

A reporter had asked the president if Americans should expect an upcoming recession, mentioning gas prices in addition to the Federal Reserve raising interest rates to fight back against inflation.

“Here’s the situation. And 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,” Biden said.

Biden also mentioned that his administration has surprisingly helped to “keep it from getting worse — and it’s bad.”

“The price of gas at the pump is something that I told you — you heard me say before — it would be a matter of great discussion at my kitchen table when I was a kid growing up,” Biden stated, adding, “It’s affecting a lot of families.”

AAA’s gas price tracker indicates that the national average cost of gas per gallon sits at $4.59 currently. In California, the prices are only that much worse, at over six dollars. Many other states, which include Alaska, Nevada, Oregon and Washington also sit at above five dollars per gallon.

Newsweek reported that some areas of the country actually have the price of gas higher than the federal minimum hourly wage of $7.25.

“There it is: a gallon of gas costs more than the federal minimum wage,” comedian River Butcher tweeted with a photo of the cost of gas in California.

Of course, Republicans met Biden’s remark with harsh backlash.

“He’s in Tokyo celebrating, saying ‘it’s an incredible transition,’” Sen. Ted Cruz said during an interview with Fox News. “Incredible for you! You fly a damn 747 where the taxpayers pay for your jet fuel. What Joe Biden is saying is, if you at home, if you drive a pickup truck, ‘to hell with you; you can’t drive your pickup truck. If you have a Suburban, you’ve got to get rid of that. We’re all getting Toyota Priuses.’””

Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee tweeted, “Democrats are celebrating the higher gas prices Americans are paying.”

“Biden refers to the skyrocketing gas prices as an ‘incredible transition.’ They’re saying the quiet part out loud now,” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise tweeted. “They’re causing you pain at the pump because it’s all part of their radical agenda.”

“Keep this in mind next time you fill up,” Boston radio host Gerry Callahan tweeted. “THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT. The pain is the point. The beatings will continue until all the intransigent rabble comply. Shut up and trade your F-150 for a Prius.”


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