Why lie about something so easy to fact check?
During an event in Syracuse, New york on Thursday, President Biden made a strange claim about the cost of gas when he took office —specifically that it was double the price than it actually was.
“And because of the action we’ve taken, gas prices are declining. We’re down $1.25 since the peak this summer and there been falling for the last three weeks as well, and adding up real savings for families today. The most common price of gas in America is $3.39, down from over five dollars when I took office,” Biden said.
Biden was called out immediately on social media.
From Fox News:
Ted Cruz communications advisor Steve Guest joked, “Paging all fact checkers– got an easy one for you.”
Columnist Eddie Zipperer wrote, “This a blatant lie from President Biden. The average national gas price when Biden took office was $2.42. The average national gas price today is $3.76.”
“The lies are staggering,” radio host Clay Travis tweeted.
“The outright lies from the Biden Presidency are a disgrace and are extremely condescending. Biden treats the American people with contempt,” Telegraph contributor Nile Gardiner tweeted.
“It’s not hyperbole to say Joe Biden is the biggest liar in presidential history. And that’s saying something because they all lie all the time. But he tell these bizarre black and white lies that any idiot can verify. It’s honestly very strange,” Jesse Kelly, host of “The Jesse Kelly Show,” wrote.
“According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas on Thursday was $3.76. Meanwhile, the cost for gas on Jan. 20, 2021, the day Biden took office, was approximately $2.39,” Fox reports.