(DailyWire) Brian Deese, White House Director of the National Economic Council,said during a CNN interview Thursday afternoon that American families who were suffering from historic gas prices needed to understand that it was for “the future of the liberal world order,” even if they can’t afford it.
Deese made the tone deaf remarks during an interview on CNN’s “Newsroom” with co-host Victor Blackwell after Blackwell noted that U.S. officials have indicated that the war in Ukraine could last years.
“The military analyst, the Director of National Intelligence, they say that this could be a long war, measured in years. And I think everybody understands why this is happening,” Blackwell said.
“But is it sustainable?” Blackwell asked. “What do you say to those families who say, ‘Listen, we can’t afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years, this is just not sustainable?’”
“Well, what you heard from the President today was a clear articulation of the stakes,” Deese responded. “This is about the future of the liberal world order, and we have to stand firm. But at the same time, what I’d say to that family, to Americans across the country, is you have a president administration that is going to do everything in its power to blunt those price increases and bring those prices down.”
CNN: “What do you say to those families that say, ‘listen, we can’t afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years?’”
BIDEN ADVISOR BRIAN DEESE: “This is about the future of the Liberal World Order and we have to stand firm.” pic.twitter.com/LWilWSo72S
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