(PM.) During a press conference on Thursday at the NATO Leadership summit in Spain, President Joe Biden declared that Americans should expect to pay higher gas prices for “as long as it takes” to defeat Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine.
In response to a reporter asking, “how long is it fair to expect American drivers and drivers around the world to pay that premium for this war?” Biden responded that Americans, who have been paying nearly $5 a gallon for gas for months, should shell out the extra cash for “as long as it takes” because Americans paying more helps Ukraine fight Russia.
“As long as it takes, so Russia cannot, in fact, defeat Ukraine and move beyond Ukraine,” Biden responded.
Inflation was soaring to record heights in America well before Putin invaded Ukraine. Biden’s back-to-back $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan and $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill helped lead the economy to the highest inflation rates seen in 40 years in America.
The reason why the food crisis exists is because of Russia – Russia not allowing the grain to get out of Ukraine.” Biden incorrectly invoked the war in Ukraine as a significant contributing factor to the supply chain crisis, which began in 2021 due to his mishandling of COVID-19.
Biden has called Congress to declare a national holiday from the gas tax for the summer and has released some oil from America’s strategic reserve, but both measures are predicted to do little to offset the consistently high and rising prices.