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‘Because It’s Gone Down’: Karine Jean-Pierre Bluntly Answers Peter Doocy’s Question on Biden ‘Bragging’ About Gas Prices

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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre delivered one of her terser responses from the lectern in response to a question from Peter Doocy of Fox News.

In a teleconference on Friday morning, President Joe Biden touted a strong July jobs report and falling gas prices, which had been spiking thanks to 40-year-high inflation.

“You know, we’ve seen some progress,” Biden said. “Gas prices are coming down. They’re down almost a dollar a gallon where—from where they were just a month ago.”

Biden noted the price of gas has declined for more than 50 consecutive days.

Later, Doocy asked Jean-Pierre about Biden’s remarks:

DOOCY: Why is the president bragging today about gas prices?

JEAN-PIERRE: Because it’s gone down.

DOOCY: It’s still $1.72 higher than when he took office.

JEAN-PIERRE: It is come down in a way that we haven’t seen–its trajectory coming down in over a decade.

DOOCY: So, over $4 a gallon, is that good?

JEAN-PIERRE: You want to talk to a nurse or a teacher or a firefighter if having that little bit of breathing room doesn’t matter to them?

DOOCY: Are nurses and teachers and firefighters saying, “Gas prices are only $4.11?”

JEAN-PIERRE: I’m saying that even that little bit of breathing room matters to families, especially during the summer when people are traveling, when people are trying to do what they can for their families.

Jean-Pierre went on to credit Biden for the drop and prices and said, “To say that the changes, the drop that we have seen at the pump per gallon does not matter, I think that is wrong. I think that is not true and I think that does give a little bit of space and breathing room for families and is important.”

Watch above via C-SPAN.

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