Claim: President Obama told U.S. consumers that they should “get used to” higher gas prices and “trade your car in for an energy efficient car.”
Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2011]
Is this true? I can’t find any reports he said this.
Gas to jump to $5/ gallon by Memorial Day. Obama said to get used to it and “trade your car in for an energy efficient car.” With unemployment above 10% in many states, can YOU afford a
Origins: Whether rising gas prices will hit $5 per gallon in the U.S. by Memorial Day 2011 is a matter of speculation, but the notion that President Barack Obama’s response to the issue of high gas prices was to simply shrug and suggest that people “get used to it” and “trade your car in for an energy efficient car” appears to be a very poor paraphrase of something the president said.
As seen in the clip below, during a talk with workers at Gamesa, a wind turbine manufacturer, on
Last updated: 28 April 2011