Biden Wins Praise from Chinese State Media for Attacking American Businesses


President Joe Biden’s latest attacks on American business owners won him praise from the Chinese Communist Party.

On Saturday, the president issued a tweet urging “the companies running gas stations” to set lower prices.

“My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril,” Biden wrote.

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“Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now.”

In response, a member of Chinese state media, Chen Weihua, China Daily EU Bureau Chief, praised Biden for criticizing capitalism.

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“Now US President finally realized that capitalism is all about exploitation. He didn’t believe this before,” Weihua wrote.

A number of prominent figures have since criticized Biden’s economic analysis, pointing out that the market forces, rather than gas station owners, set the price of gasoline.

“Ouch,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote in response to the tweet. “Inflation is far too important a problem for the White House to keep making statements like this.”

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“It’s either straight ahead misdirection or a deep misunderstanding of basic market dynamics.”

“Yesterday, Biden accused gas stations of over-charging, but their prices reflect the price of gasoline set by the market, and the market reflects the lack of supply which was created by Biden killing both oil & refinery expansion,” journalist and author Michael Shellenberger tweeted.

“The market sets the price at the pump, not the gas stations,” The Federalist’s Erielle Davidson wrote.

“How are you this economically illiterate. How.”

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Michael Austin joined The Western Journal as a staff reporter in 2020. Since then, he has authored hundreds of stories, including numerous original reports. He also co-hosts the outlet's video podcast, "WJ Live."
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of supervising staff reporter. His responsibilities now include directing the reporting team.
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