White House press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre displayed a chart yesterday showing a decline in gas prices, but she left out most of the picture.
The Biden administration is spinning extra hard as the president’s approval ratings circle the drain.
The chart of the average national price for a gallon of regular gas, which Jean-Pierre unveiled at the daily press briefing, featured a line sloping downward from more than $5 last month to $4.16 yesterday morning.
Karine Jean-Pierre addresses falling gas prices:
"President Biden promised he would address 'Putin's Price Hike' at the pump and he is…" pic.twitter.com/SCvMTPN6iR
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The chart explained that “the current drop in gas prices is the fastest decline in over a decade.”
- Jean-Pierre and the White House Twitter account regularly post updated charts showing that the price of gas continues to decline by increments of several cents every few days.
- The data is drawn from the American Automobile Association’s national index of average gas prices, updated daily.
The visual aids have been widely mocked by critics who pointed out that the recent time frame excluded some important context — namely the historic run-up in gas prices that occurred during Biden’s administration, contributing to the inflation crisis.
US Gas Prices peaked on June 13th 2022. When does the White House start their graph, June 14th.
— Oliver Alexander (@OAlexanderDK) August 1, 2022