During his first formal White House press conference of the year, President Obama had to “get real” with a Fox News reporter who asked him a ridiculous question about raising gas prices, which some political analysts have warned will increase if a war with Iran were to break out.
“Your critics will say on Capitol Hill that you want gas prices to go higher, because you have said before that will wean the American people off fossil fuels onto renewable fuels. How do you respond to that?” Fox News correspondent Ed Henry said.
A clearly annoyed President Obama replied:
“Ed, just from a political perspective, do you think the President of the United States, going into reelection, wants gas prices to go up even higher?” he said. Turning to the room at large, he added, “Is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?”
Peep the footage below: