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Former Gas Station Owner Says Biden is ‘Untethered From Reality’ After Biden Demands They ‘Bring Down the Price’ at the Pump

Former gas station owner slams Biden’s “untethered from reality” comments towards gas station owners in interview with Fox News. Sal Risalvato was speaking to back gas station owners from Biden’s attacks, saying to Host Jesse Waters that the President’s statements are “absolutely ridiculous.” 

The President’s statement in question: “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,” Biden said in the post on Saturday morning.

Biden has attempted to deflect blame for the increase in gas prices to Russian President Vladimir Putin, dubbing it the “Putin’s Price Hike,” a term used repeatedly by the White House, despite his campaign promise to always take responsibility and not blame others.

During the presidential campaign, Biden vowed to sacrifice the energy boom, low prices, and even jobs for the sake of his green agenda. 

In the December 2019 Democratic debate, moderator Tim Alberta asked: “Three consecutive American presidents have enjoyed stints of explosive economic growth due to a boom in oil and natural gas production. As president, would you be willing to sacrifice some of that growth, even knowing potentially that it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers in the interest of transitioning to that greener economy?”

“The answer is yes,” the former vice president said.

Biden’s tweet and finger-pointing also attracted a slew of other detractors, from GOP politicians to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Bezos, who has emerged as an unlikely critic of the Biden administration, wrote that the tweet may show just how little Biden understands the market.

“Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to keep making statements like this,” the billionaire tweeted. “It’s either straight ahead misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics.”

Biden has veered between embracing high gas prices as the price of an “incredible transition” to a “green” economy, to blaming Vladimir Putin, to blaming energy producers, and now blaming gas station owners, who only make a few cents per gallon of gas they sell. 

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