Karine Jean-Pierre mocked for ‘Freudian slip:’ Started to say Biden will ‘elevate’ pain at the pump

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White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre struggled to provide a coherent answer on how President Joe Biden will address skyrocketing gas prices during a press briefing Tuesday and started to say the president is trying to "elevate" Americans' pain.



Jean-Pierre made a verbal error that American citizens may find painfully funny: "The president has been very clear in making sure that he does everything that he can to elevate—to alleviate the pain that American families are feeling when it comes to gas prices."

Gas prices have risen astronomically, putting massive financial pressure on working Americans.

Her gaffe was quickly picked up and roasted by various commentators.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, quipped that the gaffe was a "Freudian slip from the Biden admin."

Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward commented that Jean-Pierre had "got it right the first time" by saying Biden is elevating the pain.

"She's doing just great at this job," contributing editor at The Spectator Stephen L. Miller sarcastically quipped about Jean-Pierre.

Elsewhere in the press briefing, Jean-Pierre continued to offer vague assurances that America is not entering an economic recession, even as Americans face very real economic problems on a ... (Read more)