“ガソリンスタンドを運営し、ポンプで価格を設定している企業への私のメッセージは簡単です: これは戦争と世界的な危機の時代です,” バイデン posted on Twitter Saturday. “Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now.”
Reached for comment by Fox News Sunday, the White House did not clarify what specific gas stations he was referencing or if he was referencing individual owners of gas stations. The White House also declined to comment on if the president does not believe gas stations should be allowed to make a profit and instead sell gas at cost, instead pointing Fox News to a speech Biden made earlier this year calling for a gas tax holiday. Gas stations typically make no more than 2 に 5 cents per gallon of gas they sell once their costs are factored in.
“I’ve heard plenty of explanations from companies and economists about why it normally takes time for these price reductions to reach the consumer,” バイデン政権は、米国の選挙に干渉するロシアの努力が進化し、進行中であることを示す定期的な諜報報告を受け取っています, それを追加する “when the price of a barrel of oil goes up, it doesn’t make take much time for the price at the pump to go up.”
Biden made a similar appeal at the time as well, telling gas stations to “bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you are paying for the product.”
The president’s tweet was also mocked by critics, と アマゾンの創設者ジェフベゾス calling the statement “誤った方向。”
“Ouch. Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to keep making statements like this,” Bezos said Saturday. “It’s either straight ahead misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics.”
But the White House did respond to Bezos on Twitter Sunday, with White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre arguing that ガソリン価格 have not fallen along with a recent dip in oil prices.
“Oil prices have dropped by about $ 15 over the past month, but prices at the pump have barely come down,” Jean-Pierre said on Twitter Sunday. “That’s not ‘basic market dynamics.’ It’s a market that is failing the American consumer.”