Joe Biden, President of the United States, boasted Tuesday that gasoline prices have dropped for “30 consecutive days,” even though they are still high.
Biden stated defensively, “It’s gone down for thirty days in a row,” after Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had commented on the high price of gasoline in the United States.
Biden and Obrador discussed gas prices at a White House meeting on Tuesday.
According to AAA data, the national average cost per gallon of gasoline was $4.65 at the time Biden made his remarks. This is after a record-breaking $5.01 per gallon recorded in June.
Although gas prices are now somewhat lower, they remain higher than 2008’s peak of $4.11 per gallon, according to economic data from St. Louis Fed.
The average price of a gallon of gas was $2.96 under former President Donald Trump.
Obrador claimed that gas prices in Mexico, across the border from the United States, were just $3.12 per gallon because he had applied government subsidies to keep them down.
Obrador stated that “Right now, many of the drivers, a lot of Americans, are going to Mexico to get their gasoline,” and added that Americans should be allowed to cross the border to buy fuel.