Can you feel the love? As everyday Americans are forced to live with the pain of gas prices spiking to record highs at the pump, President Joe Biden sees something far more alluring in the offing.
Joe Biden: "When it comes to the gas prices, we're going through an INCREDIBLE transition" pic.twitter.com/8TGnc7vFa8
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He believes the country is going through an “incredible transition” from fossil fuels via high gas prices and on to something greener and by association, better.
Biden offered his take on gas prices during a joint press conference with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday.
“Here’s the situation. And when it comes to the gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition that is taking place that, God willing, when it’s over, we’ll be stronger and the world will be stronger and less reliant on fossil fuels when this is over,” Biden said, finding nothing but positivity and future sunshine for Americans as the end point for their current pain.
The national average for a gallon of regular gas stands at $4.56 as of Monday, which is more than $.40 higher than just four weeks ago and builds on a succession of price rises.
In parts of the country such as California, however, the average price for a gallon of regular gas reached $6.06 on Monday, Fox News reported.
Meanwhile the cost of diesel fuel — used by farmers and truckers to supply Americans with the products they need — has increased 75 percent over the past year.
Biden claimed his administration has taken steps to prevent the price at the pump from going even higher.
The president pointed to the release of one million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum reserve as an example of his caring for day-to-day concerns of voters, Fox News noted.