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Caught on mic: French President Gives Biden Bad News About His Oil Strategy

French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to dash President Joe Biden’s hope that he can sweet talk Arab nations into increasing their oil output.

Macron spoke to Biden Monday at the G7 summit in an informal interaction that was widely shared on video, according to Newsweek.

Biden is seeking an increase in oil production to address the gas price hikes that have become a political albatross around Biden’s neck.

“Excuse me, sorry to interrupt,” Macron said.

“I had a call with MbZ,” Macron said, which has been widely interpreted to mean United Arab Emirates leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, according to the Daily Mail.

“He told me two things,” Macron said. “One, I’m at a maximum, maximum … This is what he claims.”

“Second, the Saudis can increase a little bit, by 150 [thousands barrels per day] or a little bit more, but they don’t have huge capacities at least before six months’ time,” he said, according to Newsweek.

Although Macron might have had more to say, Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, tried to interrupt the conversation, according to the New York Post,

“Careful. Maybe we should just step inside … because of the cameras,” Sullivan said.

The UAE issued a statement Monday about its ability to produce more oil.

“In light of recent media reports, I would like to clarify that the UAE is producing near to our maximum production capacity based on its current OPEC+ production baseline (3,168 mbopd [thousand barrels of oil per day]) which UAE is committed by until the end of the agreement,” UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrouei told state news agency WAM on Monday, according to Newsweek.

When not blaming Russian leader Vladimir Putin for soaring gas prices, Biden has blamed oil companies for amassing record profits when they should be lowering gas prices, according to the Associated Press.

Michael Wirth, chairman and CEO of Chevron, responded by saying Biden has made the situation worse.

“[Y]our Administration has largely sought to criticize, and at times vilify, our industry. These actions are not beneficial to meeting the challenges we face and are not what the American people deserve,” he wrote in a letter to Biden on June 21.

“Let’s work together. The American people rightly expect our country’s leaders and industry to address the challenges they are facing in a serious and resolute manner.”

  • Gaylon says:

    Biden is just a FOOL! Plain and simple. What little brain capacity he might still have is eaten up with foolishness and he surrounds himself with power hungry idiots who believe they are untouchable. The American left better pull their heads out of their butts soon. When oil hits $180-250/barrel we will become a third world nation begging the rest of the world for help.

  • Rich4265 says:

    While gas prices surge the Marxist Democratic Communist Party dissolves. I’ll gladly pay $10.00 a gallon as long as every DemoRat loses their election.

  • Susan says:

    Energy security is National Security and right now Biden is committing yet another act of Sedition and Treason against the US and its people! WHEN is this man going to be held accountable? He took a giant dumb on America on the first day of his fraudulent tenure! Then he amassed a criminal admin that is terrorizing innocent Americans on his behalf! Biden declared war on America on day one!

  • Cavalryman says:

    COS NOW! If you don’t know what that means, go to Convention Of States and you will see.

  • wokestinks says:

    Its been reported ,littlemansyndrome, macron deliberately had the conversation in earshot of the press .



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