Laura Ingraham on 'Fox & Friends': Americans are getting poorer under Biden and it's scary

“Five major refineries have already shut down in the United States because investors shockingly actually want to make a profit. And they know there’s no long-term viability in this investment because of the ESG movement and all the green movement, both here and around the world,” Ingraham told “Fox & Friends,” also previewing her new Fox Nation, show “Hidden Gems.”

Biden has faced backlash after appearing to suggest that high gas prices will be a “good” opportunity to make a “fundamental turn” to clean energy. 

Some conservatives called the president out on Twitter for the comments, as gas prices average $ 4.98 a gallon nationwide, according to AAA and inflation rose to a 40-year-high last month, sparking fears of an impending recession.

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Ingraham said while America abandons energy independence, it enriches other countries and makes Americans poorer.

“They decided America was going to abandon our energy independence and all of our strength and frankly, a lot of our sovereignty because we had cheap energy for 400 years. Now they want to throw that away as China is building coal plants, coal-fired plants,” she stressed.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about inflation and the economy in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus May 10, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden stated that tackling the rising prices is his top domestic priority and accused Republicans of not having a plan to fight inflation. 

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 10: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about inflation and the economy in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus May 10, 2022 in Washington, DC. Biden stated that tackling the rising prices is his top domestic priority and accused Republicans of not having a plan to fight inflation.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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“Russia is getting richer, China is getting richer and the United States average American family is getting poorer under Biden. That is a fact, which I think we have to remind everyone. Everyday Americans under Biden are getting poorer. It’s scary,” she said, predicting another wave election in favor of Republicans in November that will be even bigger than the 2010 results.

Ingraham said it’s all about the “great transition” to green energy and Americans are “suffering the most” from the policies.

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