During a speech in Culpeper County, Virginia, on Thursday, President Joe Biden called rising costs "necessities" and told Americans we should all "have peace of mind" amid record inflation, all while standing on a stage ironically arrayed with signs that said, "Build Back Better: Lowering Costs for Families."
"Look, the fact is that we’re in a situation now where, you know, you should have peace of mind. I know food prices are up, and we’re working to bring them down. As I said, I grew up in a family where the price at the pump went up, you felt it. And I understand. But these things are necessities," Biden said.
Admittedly, it was hard to make sense of what he was actually saying, so here's the video so you can try for yourself:
Now, it's hard to say whether the irony of the situation was lost on the president or if the president was simply lost, but the ever-attentive folks on Twitter didn't miss a beat.