Joe Biden was on a mission.
The Fist-Bumper in Chief flew to Saudi Arabia to beg the monarchy to pump more oil.
Joe Biden does not want the US to pump more oil. That would make too much sense. No, Joe Biden wants hostile regimes to provide the US with oil.
It wasn’t that long ago that the US was an oil exporter and gas was under $2.50 per gallon. But all that changed after Joe Biden took office.
On Saturday the Saudi Minister of State told CNN that the regime refused to commit to boosting oil production.
Sorry, Joe. You’re on your own.
During an interview aired on Friday’s edition of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir, who was inside President Joe Biden’s meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, refused to commit to boosting oil production, denied Biden pressed them on the issue, and argued that “The problem of gasoline in the United States is more a function of the lack of refining capacity in the United States than a shortage of actual crude oil.”
Host Wolf Blitzer asked, “Did President Biden ask you, Saudi Arabia, to increase oil production with the hope that it would reduce the price of gasoline in the United States?”
Al-Jubeir answered, “Not in — with specificity because the president knows that [the] energy issue is an issue of supply and demand. It’s an issue of balancing markets. Saudi Arabia’s committed to ensuring stability in the oil markets. The U.S. government is aware of this. The issue of increases in prices of gasoline that we’ve seen recently are really a function of geopolitics and psychology more than they are about fundamental supply/demand. The problem of gasoline in the United States is more a function of the lack of refining capacity in the United States than a shortage of actual crude oil.”