President Joe Biden asked incredulously on Wednesday if there were Republicans who would “rather have lower gas prices” domestically than create massive inflation by sending taxpayer dollars to Ukraine and causing international tension with Russia.
“For all Republicans criticizing me for high gas prices in America, are you now saying we were wrong to support Ukraine and stand up to Putin?” Biden asked. “Are you saying that we’d rather have lower gas prices in America than Putin’s iron fist in Europe? I don’t believe that.”
The answer to Biden’s question may lie in his plummeting approval ratings, which have been performing terribly ever since inflation spiked to record levels under his administration.
Many Americans reacted to the clip on Wednesday by affirming that they would, in fact, rather have lower gas prices than send massive am0unts of money to Ukraine and stoke a possible armed conflict with Russia.
Biden: "For all Republicans criticizing me for high gas prices in America, are you now saying we were wrong to support Ukraine and stand up to Putin? Are you saying that we'd rather have lower gas prices in America than Putin's iron fist in Europe?" pic.twitter.com/Z7U8YIFgnM
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Biden stated on Tuesday that the US government needs to raise money via taxation to “plan for the second pandemic,” appearing to go off script in predicting “another pandemic.”
“I know you’re looking for more money from Congress for this vaccine campaign and for Covid funding going into the fall,” a reporter asked, “uh, how much of the supply of vaccines for these small children, uh, is there and how many of the nation’s kids will be vaccinated before you need more money from Congress?”
Biden replied, “Well, we’ll get through at least this year. We do need more money. But we don’t just need more money for vaccines for children, eventually. We need more money to plan for the second pandemic.”