Biden calls high gas prices “good” during remarks to reporters, gets dunked on Twitter

In a move likely to invite criticism from conservatives who say the administration is out of touch with the pain inflation is inflicting on Americans, President Joe Biden inferred that higher gas prices were “good” during remarks on Monday.

Biden topld reporters during remarks at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware that energy inflation could mean a turn toward renewables.

“My dear mother used to have an expression: out of everything lousy, something good will happen if you look hard enough for it,” Biden said.

“We have a chance to make a fundamental turn toward renewable energy, electric vehicles, and not just electric vehicles but across the board.”

This didn’t go quite as planned for the president, with conservatives on social media piling the pressure on.

“A good thing coming out of this would be a complete destruction of the Democratic Party and the RINOs,” said James Lindsay, academic and pundit.

“When a Democrat says ‘fundamental,’ alarm sirens should go off,” said Dan McLaughlin of National Review.

“This was always Democrats’ plan — pain at the pump gives them increased leverage to push their woke green agenda,” the Job Creators Network tweeted.

Republican politicians also took the president to task.

“Joe Biden can’t even hide it—he is celebrating the high cost of gas,” said Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas.

“They wanted $5 gas this whole time so they could try to force you to buy an electric vehicle,” said Rep. Cliff Bentz of Oregon.

“$5 gas is on purpose,” North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop said.

Gas prices sit at $4.97 as of Wednesday, up nearly 40 cents over a month ago and $1.90 over a year ago.