WATCH: White House Press Secretary Grilled Over Rising Gas Prices

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced some pressure over rising gas prices during Tuesday's briefing.

Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy brought the topic up and pressed Jean-Pierre on it.

“You’ve said the president was responsible for gas prices coming down,” Doocy said. “Is the president responsible for gas prices going up?”

“So, it’s a lot more nuanced than that,” Jean-Pierre explained. “You know this. There have been global challenges that we have all have dealt with. When I say ‘all,’ meaning other countries as well have dealt with since the pandemic. There’s been pandemic and there’s been Putin’s war.”

“And what the president was able to do — he took some historic steps, when you think about the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and making sure that he — we were able to do everything that we can to bring that cost down for American families, give them a little bit more of a breathing room,” Jean-Pierre said, giving credit Biden for the slight gas price decrease. “And so that is what the president is going to continue to stay focused on — are American consumers; how do we continue to keep — to keep prices down.”

“Who can afford that?” Doocy pressed about California gas prices over $6 along with Oregon and Nevada over $5 per gallon.

“And we understand that,” Jean-Pierre claimed. “That’s why the president worked so hard the past several months to make sure that he did everything we can to bring gas prices down. We have seen fastest — I know you’re pulling out a couple of areas across the country, and I get that. And we understand that there’s more work to do. We have never said we were done here. We have always been very clear that there is more work to do.”

Doocy also applied pressure on Biden's trip to Saudi Arabia.

So Biden deserves credit when the gas prices drop, but takes no responsibility for it when the gas prices go up. Sounds about right.

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