Updated 1:55 PM PT – Monday, August 15, 2022
The White House insisted that Joe Biden will run for re-election in 2024 despite admitting his approval rating is very low. In an interview on Sunday, the White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre praised Biden for getting several bills passed in the Democrat-controlled Congress.
Ahead of 2024 presidential election, White House press sec. Karine Jean-Pierre highlights Biden’s legislative accomplishments: “That is more legislation—historic legislation—than I would argue, many would argue since LBJ. That matters.” https://t.co/WGVeim0wyA pic.twitter.com/bmiQRXahN7
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Jean-Pierre claimed that Biden is a very successful president. However, she could not explain why his polling numbers are so low.
“Inflation has been a number one priority for this President,” stated the secretary. “Lowering costs has been a number one priority for this President. If you look at everyday this summer, we saw gas prices go down by more than a dollar saving Americans about a little bit more that $100 a month. That matters.”
Gas prices continue to drop in the fastest decline in a decade: Gas prices have declined by an average of $1.06 cents per gallon over the past 62 days. That’s a decline of more than 20% over two months.
— Karine Jean-Pierre (@PressSec) August 15, 2022
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation report that was released last week, gas prices went up in July by 44 percent from a year ago. Overall, fuel prices are up 76 percent from a year ago despite the 11 percent decrease in July.