Biden has been trolled by Chinese state media after urging gas companies to cut prices

President Joe Biden called on “companies that operate gas stations” to “cut” their prices Saturday after a top White House economic adviser said Americans must endure financial pain at the pump to maintain the “liberal world order.”

The national average for gas prices on Saturday was $4.82 a gallon — and over $6.25 in California.

“My message to the companies that operate gas stations and set prices at the pump is simple: This is a time of war and global danger,” Biden said tweeted.

“Lower the price you charge at the pump to reflect the cost you pay for the product. And do it now.”

The Biden administration has attributed soaring gas prices to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, now in its fourth month. On Thursday, Biden told reporters in Spain that American drivers will have to endure high gas prices “until” Ukraine defeats Russia.

Gasoline prices in the US
Gas prices remain high in the United States.
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Chen Weihua ripped Biden off in a tweet.

The White House has also pointed the finger at oil companies, accusing them of artificially restricting supply by refusing to drill on federally approved lease sites.

In response to Biden’s calls for oil companies to lower prices, the president was teased by Chinese state media.

“Now the US President has finally realized that capitalism is all about exploitation. He didn’t believe that before.” wrote Chen Weihua, head of the EU office and columnist for China Daily, an English-language media outlet of the Chinese Communist Party.

Appearing on CNN on Thursday, National Economic Council director Brian Deese defended Biden’s claim that Americans will have to bear heavy costs at the pump until Russia is defeated.

“What you heard from the President today was clear articulation of the stakes,” Deese said. “This is about the future of the liberal world order and we must stand firm.” Biden has been trolled by Chinese state media after urging gas companies to cut prices


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