Doocy to Psaki: ‘Are You Guys Just Gonna Start Blaming Putin for Everything Until the Midterms?’

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White House correspondent for Fox News Peter Doocy grilled White House press secretary Jen Psaki Thursday over whether the Biden administration is “going to start blaming” Russian President Vladimir Putin “for everything until the midterms”.

Psaki in response, blamed the “price of gas” going up ” because Putin “lined up troops on the border of Ukraine”, even though gas was vastly surging before the invasion.

“The president’s statement blames the Putin price hike — are you guys just gonna start blaming Putin for everything until the midterms?” Doocy wondered.

Inflation hit a fresh 40-year high in February, largely driven by higher gas prices. The consumer price index climbed 7.9% on an annual basis, according to data released on Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Month-over-month, inflation rose 0.8%, Fox Business reported.

The year-over-year reading is in-line with estimates and compares with an annual 7.5% jump in January, marking the fastest increase since February 1982, when inflation hit 7.6%.

Doocy also asked Psaki on Thursday, “We just heard you say again that you think inflation is going to be temporary. We’ve heard you say that it’s going to be temporary since last spring. So how long do you guys think temporary is?” Continued Below

Psaki claimed the administration relies on “the federal reserve and outside economic analysts” who “give an assessment of how long it will last”.

“The expectations and their assessment at this point continues to be that it will moderate by the end of the year,” she said, before placing blame on Putin for America’s inflation.

Doocy’s initial question came after — Biden this week — blamed Putin for surging gas prices:

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