Kayleigh McEnany has fired back after an official in Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration appeared to praise high gas prices earlier this week.
During an interview with CNN’s Victor Blackwell on Friday, Biden’s White House Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese, a former BlackRock executive, said that drivers are helping the “liberal world order” by paying more for gas.
McEnany, President Donald Trump’s former White House press secretary, slammed Deese and the Biden admin for ignoring the impact gas prices have on everyday American families.
During the interview, Blackwell said to Deese: “The military analysts, the Director of National Intelligence say this can be a long war measured in years.
“I think everybody understands why this is happening. But is it sustainable?
“What do you say to those families that say, ‘Listen, we can’t afford to pay $4.85 a gallon for months, if not years. This is just not sustainable.’”
Deese said: “What you heard from the president today was a clear articulation of the stakes.
“This is about the future of the liberal world order, and we have to stand firm.
“Good news, over the last two weeks, we’ve seen the price of gas at the pump come down about twenty cents but still unacceptably high,” he remarked.
When pressed by Blackwell, who cited an AP-NORC poll showing 69% of Americans disapprove of Biden, Deese said:
“And also remind the American people that even as we go through this challenging period, even while we move through this transition, we also have made historic economic progress and that’s not to suggest that people shouldn’t feel the anxiety that they feel.
“The economy pre-pandemic was not working for a lot of middle-class families,” he said.
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Enter Fox News’s “Outnumbered” co-host Kayleigh McEnany, who said:
“You never want to go viral when you’re in the White House, particularly if you’re someone very few people know, someone named Brian Deese, who’s the economic adviser in the White House.
“Well, he went viral.
“So you’re paying more in gas because it’s the future of the liberal world order. Okay.
“He again said what we have heard a few times.
“We’ve heard, oh, Joe Biden can’t do anything about gas prices.
“But in their most honest moments, we’ve heard honesty from the president that when it comes to gas prices, we’re going through an incredible transition, an incredible transition as you’re pumping your gas at $5 a gallon.
“Jennifer Granholm said that we’re accelerating the move to clean energy.
“So in their most lucid moments, they are admitting that when you pump your gas when you see, as I did, you know, 100 something dollars, that’s intentional.
“They want you to get rid of your car.
“They want you to move to a clean energy vehicle.
“It’s all part of the great liberal transition.
“So just pat yourself on the back this 4th of July,” she said.
CNN: “85% of U.S. adults say the country is on the WRONG track. It appears that increasingly the American people do not approve of what this White House is doing. “
BIDEN ADVISOR DEESE: Americans just need to be “remind[ed]” of the “historic economic progress.” pic.twitter.com/bGZokLvC7u
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