One Biden effort to rescue his crumbling energy policy left him looking like a clown

Joe Biden’s economy has gone in the tank.

He and the Democrats are desperate for scapegoats and ways to turn things around.

And one Biden effort to rescue his crumbling energy policy left him looking like a clown.

Inflation under Joe Biden has hit an eye-popping 7.9%, the highest number since 1982.

The inflation is particularly being felt in the cost of energy.

Gas prices have steadily risen under Biden since he came into office.

The problem was exacerbated by Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine because of increased U.S. reliance on Russian oil.

Biden attempted to alleviate the oil and gas price hike in the United States by calling OPEC nations Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, but both countries refused to take his call.

The Wall Street Journal reported that “Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the U.A.E.’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan both declined U.S. requests to speak to Mr. Biden in recent weeks, the officials said, as Saudi and Emirati officials have become more vocal in recent weeks in their criticism of American policy in the Gulf.”

One U.S. official said, “There was some expectation of a phone call, but it didn’t happen…It was part of turning on the spigot [of Saudi oil].”

Biden has backed himself into a corner.

The United States became a net exporter of oil and natural gas under Donald Trump, but Biden has reversed that trend by pivoting toward investment in inefficient green energy.

Biden nixed the Keystone XL pipeline and canceled new fracking contracts on federal land.

His administration has also slow-walked licensing for companies to drill.

All of these factors have led to oil prices increasing.

The Journal added that the “Saudis have signaled that their relationship with Washington has deteriorated under the Biden administration, and they want more support for their intervention in Yemen’s civil war, help with their own civilian nuclear program as Iran’s moves ahead, and legal immunity for Prince Mohammed in the U.S., Saudi officials said. The crown prince faces multiple lawsuits in the U.S., including over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.”

Late last year, Biden turned to OPEC in an attempt to get the countries to pump more oil, but they said no.

The reliance on foreign oil wouldn’t be so pronounced if Biden hadn’t undercut the effective policies enacted by the Trump administration.

Now, Biden is left looking weak and ill-prepared on the world stage.

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