White House Cuts Off Reporter Over A Basic Question

(PresidentialInsider.com)- During last Thursday’s press briefing, Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy tried to get press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to explain how much financial pain President Biden expects Americans to endure so he can get his “transition” to green energy.

Doocy pointed out that most Americans, who are already struggling to pay the high cost of gas, can’t afford a $60,000 electric vehicle. He told Jean-Pierre that the president’s “transition” sounds painful and asked her how much “pain is the President okay with.”

Jean-Pierre argued that the “transition” to “clean energy” is important and would create jobs and give some families tax credits.

Since she avoided answering his question, Doocy pressed on, asking Jean-Pierre who can afford an electric car with an average price of $61,000.

Once again, Jean-Pierre avoided answering his question, pivoting instead to White House talking points. She told Doocy that the White House would continue to “move forward,” adding that they “put forward the bipartisan infrastructure–”

But Doocy cut her off, asking if it is a realistic choice that consumers either pay five dollars at the pump or buy a $61,000 electric vehicle.

A frustrated Jean-Pierre claimed that those two choices were not the same, calling them “apples and oranges.” Then she prattled on about President Biden asking Congress to suspend the federal gas tax for 90 days.

Not wanting to continue losing a sparring match with Doocy, Jean-Pierre capped off her non-answer by declaring “we’re done” then she moved on to another reporter.

If asking about the binary choice of paying $5 a gallon at the pump or buying a $61,000 electric car is “apples and oranges,” why is it Biden administration officials always counter complaints about the high cost of gas by encouraging people to buy an electric vehicle?

Clearly, this White House doesn’t believe it is “apples and oranges,” so why should we?