After President Joe Biden called on companies that run gas stations to lower the price of gas, Jeff Bezos accused the US president of misleading the public or saying he had no “basic” understanding of the forces that actually drive prices up.
“Aw. Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to continue making statements like this,” Bezos said in a tweet Saturday night.
In the first tweet, Biden made a direct appeal to gas stations, encouraging them to simply charge less for gas.
“My message to the companies that run gas stations and set prices at the pump is simple: This is a time of war and global danger. Bring down the price you charge at the pump to reflect the costs you will pay for the product pays,” Biden said Saturday morning.
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The president urged compliance without hesitation.
“And do it now,” he ordered.
Bezos said the tweet was telling to him and could reveal how little Biden knows about the market.
“It’s either a direct deception or a profound misunderstanding of fundamental market dynamics,” Bezos added in his response.
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Comedian Tim Young similarly called Biden’s tweet “complete bs.”
“Gas stations have no control over what they can eventually charge,” he added. “People aren’t that stupid.”
Bezos has emerged as an unlikely critic of the Biden administration as Biden continues to try to put the blame for record high gas prices on everything ahead of the midterm elections.
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For the past year, Biden has blamed former President Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans, Russia and the ongoing war with Ukraine, the coronavirus pandemic, oil production companies and now even gas stations as gas prices are the highest on record in US history. .
Earlier, Bezos and the White House argued over rising inflation, which the White House wanted to blame on major corporations such as Bezos’ Amazon.
“They understandably want to cloud the subject,” Bezos tweeted in May. “They know inflation hurts the most deprived the most. But unions don’t cause inflation, and neither do rich people.”
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“Remember, the government tried its best to add another $3.5 TRILLION to federal spending. They failed, but if they had succeeded, inflation would be even higher than it is now, and inflation is now at the highest point in 40 years,” he added.