President Biden brushed off $7-a-gallon gas prices in California — saying “that’s always been the case” and housing was “the most important thing … in terms of that” — after paying $60 for takeout at a Los Angeles taco shop.
Biden’s Thursday afternoon remark spurred confusion because he didn’t describe how housing was linked to high gas prices, which in California actually jumped $1.74 per gallon over the past 12 months to a state average of $6.15, according to AAA data.
“The inflation report is out. Have you seen gas prices around here in LA? It’s 7 bucks a gallon almost,” a reporter said after Biden handed a cashier three $20 bills for a $16.45 order of six tacos and two quesadillas.
“Well, that’s always been the case here,” Biden replied. “You know, it’s not — what — nationwide, they came down about $1.35, and they’re still down over a dollar. But we’re going to work on — housing is the big — is the most important thing we have to do in terms of that.”
It’s unclear if Biden, who turns 80 next month, intended to draw a closer link between the two subjects before his reply was cut off by a different reporter’s question, but his answer attracted attention after a series of recent gaffes.
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