Joe Biden gets roasted for tone-deaf tweet asking gas stations to ‘bring down’ gas prices

As gas prices continue to hover at or close to the $5 per gallon mark nationwide, President Joe Biden and his administration have taken an increasing amount of flak for statements made about the ongoing crisis.

According to Fox Business, the latest group to criticize the administration was the U.S. Oil & Gas Association.

The association fired back at Biden after the president, in what was largely labeled a “tone-deaf” tweet, suggested that the high prices Americans are paying for gas are the fault of gas station owners.

“My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril. Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now,” the president tweeted on Friday.

Not only was the president dragged on social media for the tweet, given that it’s not an accurate solution to the current price problem, but the U.S. Oil & Gas Association also shot back in a tweeted response.

“Working on it Mr. President. In the meantime – have a Happy 4th and please make sure the WH intern who posted this tweet registers for Econ 101 for the fall semester…” the association tweeted.

Biden’s latest message was noted as yet another attempt to deflect blame away from the White House, which many believe due to its anti-fossil fuel executive orders early on, is largely responsible for the steady increase in gas prices.

Before blaming gas stations, the Biden administration spent weeks blaming the entire debacle on Vladimir Putin, even though publicly available charts clearly showed the price of a gallon of gas rising long before Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine in late February.

Last week, the Biden administration was mocked even by members of the Democratic Party for suggesting the possibility of taking a three-month federal gas tax holiday, which would shave an average of .18 cents per gallon off the price, saving average Americans roughly $35 over the course of the holiday.

Politico reported:

But with Democrats already distancing themselves from Biden amid his weak poll numbers and his administration’s struggle to tamp down inflation, state lawmakers’ inaction on his gas tax gambit is just the latest example of the limits of the president’s reach.

Additionally, several states have proposed a pause on state gas tax, which is often much higher than the federal tax.

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