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Flashback: Washington Post Claimed Predictions Of High Gas Prices Under Biden Are ‘Overblown’

A report by the Washington Post just days after the 2020 presidential election claimed conservative predictions of rising gas prices under President Biden were simply “overblown.”

Retrospectively, it is clear that the column was one of many poor efforts to defend energy policies made by a President who knew he would try to end the oil industry. It led to massive increases in American gas prices.

The column, dated November 12, 2020, dismissed concerns over potential catastrophic gas prices as little more than a ‘conservative meme.’

“Conservatives predict gas prices will spike under Biden,” columnist Dino Grandoni writes. “Experts say those fears are overblown.”

Once again, the “experts” were disastrously, embarrassingly wrong.

In fact, Grandoni offers up multiple reasons why gas prices under Biden might actually go down – including his efforts to tackle so-called climate change and his stance toward Iran.

Biden must control the coronavirus pandemic, which could cause oil prices to rise, said he. He didn’t do that, with cases and deaths far surpassing those seen under former President Trump. The prices remained high.

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Biden’s worst failure was his gas prices

The Washington Post column continues to mock Trump’s dire forecasts prior to the election regarding the price of gasoline if Biden is elected to the White House.

“The idea of a forthcoming gas price spike is fueled by Trump himself as a piece of his broader criticism of the Democrat’s plan for tackling climate change,” the article alleges.

They then quote Trump: “If Biden got in, you’d be paying $7, $8, $9, … “Then they’d say, ‘Get rid of your car.’”

Trump was correct in every way. These prices have been quickly realized in California where a large portion of the nation is now paying $5/gallon. On multiple occasions, the Biden administration urged Americans that they get rid of their cars and purchase new electric models.

RELATED: JPMorgan Chief Jamie Dimon Warns Americans: Brace Yourself For An Economic ‘Hurricane’

The Washington Post’s Epic Fail

Contrary to this, the Washington Post’s sales were very limited and the column is one of the most embarrassing attempts to sell water to a Democrat.

“Although a president’s actions — including Biden’s climate policies — can nudge the price of oil, the effect is marginal at best,” the column said in soothing tones.

Today’s AAA national average of gas prices hit a whopping $4.87/gallon. The national average was $2.12 on the date this Washington Post column was published.

It’s almost 130% higher. Every time you stop by the gas station, your wallet will suffer a 130% loss.

Gas prices were $2.39/gallon at the time of the inauguration. The national average was $3.40 on the day President Biden announced a “major effort” to lower the cost of gas for the American people in November.

“Today, we’re launching a major effort to moderate the price of oil,” Biden said in a November 21st speech about “lowering prices for the American people.”

The President promised that those efforts would “make a difference.”

“It will take time, but, before long, you should see the price of gas drop where you fill up your tank,” Biden said, adding that the reason he was elected was “to look out for you.”

The national average rose by 43% since the time those words left his lips.

Wall Street titan Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, recently warned that things were going to get worse with a looming economic “hurricane” heading our way.

“You’d better brace yourself,” Dimon warned.

One of Dimon’s biggest concerns for the future is inflationary prices caused by soaring gas prices, as he argued that oil “almost has to go up in price” from here. 

You can only imagine how terrible it will get. The price has more than doubled since the Washington Post told you there was nothing to worry about, and now it’s going to go up?

You must be ready.

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