Biden Falsely Claims Gas Was $5 When He Took Office

By Newsmax
Posted on 10/28/22 | News Source: Newsmax

President Joe Biden got ahead of himself on Thursday while touting a recent drop in gas prices, incorrectly claiming that gas was higher when he took office than it is now, the Daily Mail reported.

"We're down $1.25 since the peak this summer, and they've been falling for the last three weeks as well as well, and adding up real savings for families today," Biden said, adding that the "most common price of gas in America is $3.39 down from over $5 when I took office."

However, the data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the American Automobile Association showed gas was hovering around $2.39 per gallon nationally when Biden took office on January 20, 2021, compared to a $3.76 per gallon average on Thursday.

He made the comments on a trip to Syracuse, New York, where he emphasized that his administration has provided economic results for manufacturing compared to the "broken promises" made by former President Donald Trump.