White House Correspondent Peter Doocy for Fox News slammed Press Secretary Jen Psaki for spending the week making excuses for the nation’s numerous issues.
Doocy pressed Psaki at the press conference on both her comments that inflation was likely to be temporary and the Biden administration’s argument that rising gas costs in the country may be linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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“We just heard you say again that you think inflation is going to be temporary. We’ve heard you say that it was going to be temporary since last spring, so how long do you guys think temporary is?” Doocy asked.
“Well, again, Peter, I think what we do is we rely on the assessments of the Federal Reserve and of outside economic analysts who give an assessment of how long they think it will last,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki answered.
Doocy then questioned Psaki on the White House’s repeated attempts to blame the gas price increases solely on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Doocy questioned Psaki directly whether the White House was simply going to blame Putin and Russia for everything terrible that had happened in the country until the midterm elections in November.
“As a result, inflation is rising now.” The President blames the ‘Putin Price Hike,’ according to his statement. “Are you going to start blaming Putin for everything until the midterm elections?” Doocy inquired. “Well, we’ve seen the price of gas rise by at least $.75 since President Putin stood up forces on Ukraine’s border,” Psaki responded.
Last week, CNN aired a program about rising gas costs, and anchor Bianna Golodryga attempted to deflect the focus away from Joe Biden.
The piece included reporter Gabe Cohen, who spoke with various Americans who expressed their displeasure with rising petrol costs around the country.
Golodryga sat in quiet with a bewildered look on her face when Cohen recounted how gas prices are “up more than a dollar from a year ago and the most since 2014.”
“Well, gas prices are still rising across the country and might rise considerably higher as a result of the global situation we’ve been discussing on this show, particularly the tensions between Russia and Ukraine,” Golodryga added.
This morning, the national average is $3.49 a gallon, and CNN’s Gabe Cohen examines whether Americans will receive any respite anytime soon.”