Saudi Crown Prince MBS Drops a Little Truth on Biden About His Energy Policies and Inflation

Bandar Aljaloud/Saudi Royal Palace via AP

I’m thinking that the conversation between Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) must have been interesting.

Biden claimed in the Saudi presser that he told MBS he thought he was a murderer, but then the White House transcript of his presser comments seemed to back off that claim by changing the language of what Biden actually said. In addition to falsifying the transcript, it also raises the question of what was it that Biden said to MBS.


But now, MBS is speaking out about their meeting. As we had previously reported, the Saudis swept the leg out from under Biden’s claims about oil, making it clear that there was no commitment to produce anything more. MBS basically confirmed that , saying they were already almost tapped out on how much more they could produce. We had already reported that French President Emmanuel Macron told Biden the Saudis couldn’t produce much more. But that didn’t stop Biden from going — hat in hand anyway — to Saudi Arabia, rather than taking the boot off the neck of our domestic energy industries.

MBS also made comments that sounded like he was scolding Joe Biden and his policies.

“Adopting unrealistic policies to reduce emissions by excluding main sources of energy will lead in coming years to unprecedented inflation and an increase in energy prices, and rising unemployment and a worsening of serious social and security problems,” Prince Mohammed said.

The de facto ruler of the world’s top oil exporter said COVID-19 and the “geopolitical situation” necessitated more joint efforts to support the global economy and that the transition to sustainable energy sources required a “realistic and responsible” approach.


It doesn’t sound like MBS thinks that it was due to Republicans or Vladimir Putin. And whatever else you can say about him, it surely sounds like, unfortunately, he has a much clearer view of what is needed for energy security and lowering inflation than Joe Biden does. How concerning is that when he seems to get it more than the guy who’s supposed to be doing all he can for our country — but isn’t?

Biden hasn’t taken a “realistic and responsible” approach. Since he came in, he’s attacked the energy sector and that’s a good part of the reason we’re in this mess with high gas prices and inflation. How can an industry produce, knowing that Biden wants to ultimately eliminate them? But Biden refuses all sense and reality on the subject, throwing us all under the bus to satisfy the radical left’s narrative against fossil fuels.


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