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As he discusses US inflation and rising gas prices, Biden accuses Putin of committing GENOCIDE in Ukraine.

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President Joe Biden on Tuesday appeared to accuse Vladimir Putin of “genocide” in Ukraine after his administration officials took care not to use the word.

Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Biden said during a speech in Iowa about combating high inflation, which he blames.

On April 4, shortly after images of the atrocities in Bocha, Ukraine, emerged, Biden refused to call them genocide, instead using the term “war crimes” and saying Putin should be prosecuted.

“He’s a war criminal,” Biden said at the time. But we have to collect information. We have to continue to provide Ukraine with the weapons that it needs to continue to fight and we have to get all the details so that this can be – effectively a war crimes trial. This man is brutal and what is happening in Bucha is outrageous and everyone has seen it.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Russia’s actions “genocide” during his visit to Bucha to see mass graves and corpses in the streets.

This is genocide. “Eliminate the entire nation and the people,” Zelensky said.

Ukrainian officials said 410 civilian bodies, Many of them had their hands tied and had gunshot wounds at close range Many towns around Kiev recovered after the withdrawal of the Russian forces.

Biden administration officials have also said it is a war crime.

“It’s not just that we sit down and discuss the terms and ultimately decide to apply a detour based on fixed conditions,” National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in early April when asked how the administration would make such a decision.

We watch things unfold as we gather evidence, we continue to develop facts. As we were gathering the evidence, as we were putting the facts together, we eventually came to the conclusion that war crimes had been committed.”

President Joe Biden has accused Vladimir Putin of committing “genocide” in Ukraine after his administration officials took care not to use the word.

The dead bodies littered the streets near Bucha, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, after Russian forces withdrew from the area in early April.

The dead bodies littered the streets near Bucha, a suburb of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, after Russian forces withdrew from the area in early April.

A visibly emotional Volodymyr Zelensky stood motionless as he surveyed the scene in Buca, with dozens of corpses shot at close range lying in empty streets.

A visibly emotional Volodymyr Zelensky stood motionless as he surveyed the scene in Buca, with dozens of corpses shot at close range lying in empty streets.

Biden was in Iowa High inflation paralyzes consumers and starts a management round touting the benefits of infrastructure for rural communities.

His visit comes on the same day that US inflation hit a 41-year high of 8.5%, as rising gasoline, food and housing costs dumped consumers into pocketbooks.

In his remarks, Biden, as he and his staff have done many times in the past, blamed Putin and his invasion of Ukraine for record high food and fuel prices.

“His invasion of Ukraine led to higher gas and food prices all over the world,” Biden said of the Russian president, describing the price hike as “Putin’s price hike.”

“We saw inflation data today, and 70% of the price increase in March came from Putin’s hike in gasoline prices,” he said.

The latest data showed a sharp rise in the prices of basic necessities, with grocery prices up 10 percent from a year ago, rents up 4.4 percent, clothing prices up 6.8 percent, and energy costs up 32 percent.

Inflation has become the biggest political threat to Biden and the Democrats in Congress as the crucial midterm elections approach in November. Small business owners now say in surveys that this is their primary economic concern as well.

Biden made his remarks surrounded by tractors and a large pile of corn

Biden made his remarks surrounded by tractors and a large pile of corn

President Joe Biden speaks with Congresswoman Cindy Axney and Jack Mitchell, regional vice president, POET Bioprocessing, touring the plant

President Joe Biden speaks with Congresswoman Cindy Axney and Jack Mitchell, regional vice president, POET Bioprocessing, touring the plant

Locals react to President Joe Biden's arrival at the POET Bioprocessing Facility in Iowa

Locals react to President Joe Biden’s arrival at the POET Bioprocessing Facility in Iowa

The motorcade carrying President Joe Biden arrives at POET Bioprocessing

The motorcade carrying President Joe Biden arrives at POET Bioprocessing

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Biden’s approval ratings have plummeted, in large part because of voter dissatisfaction with the economy.

As part of the fight against inflation, Biden announced on his visit that he would suspend a federal rule preventing the sale of high-ethanol blend gasoline this summer, as his administration tries to lower prices at the pump.

Most gasoline is blended with 10% ethanol. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue an emergency waiver to allow the widespread sale of 15% ethanol blend that is normally banned between June 1 and September 15 due to concerns that it increases smog at higher temperatures.

Biden announced the move at a biofuel company in Menlo, west of Des Moines. Iowa is the largest producer of corn in the country, and is key to ethanol production. He toured the factory with Democratic Rep. Cindy Axen.

The White House argues the move would save drivers an average of 10 cents a gallon throughout the Midwest and South.

According to a White House fact sheet, “For working families — families who are eager to travel and visit their loved ones — it will add up to real savings.”

Even before the Russian war drove up prices, robust consumer spending, steady wage increases, and chronic supply shortages sent consumer inflation in the United States to its highest level in four decades.

In addition, housing costs, which make up about a third of the consumer price index, have escalated, a trend that seems unlikely to reverse anytime once landlords try to recoup the losses they took during the pandemic.

Gas prices rose in March in response to the Russian invasion, which contributed significantly to the inflation rate last month.

According to AAA, the average price of a gallon of gasoline on Tuesday — $4.10 — was up 43 percent from a year ago, although it was down from record levels in the past two weeks.

The March inflation figures are the first record of the full hike in gasoline prices that followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24.

President Joe Biden is heading to Iowa, where he has addressed consumers suffering from high inflation and embarked on an administration-wide tour touting the benefits of infrastructure for rural communities.

President Joe Biden is heading to Iowa, where he has addressed consumers suffering from high inflation and embarked on an administration-wide tour touting the benefits of infrastructure for rural communities.

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The Consumer Price Index rose 8.5% in March compared to a year ago, the highest level in 41 years

The Consumer Price Index rose 8.5% in March compared to a year ago, the highest level in 41 years

The trip to Iowa was Biden’s first as president. During the 2020 presidential election, his campaign finished fourth in the nation’s top caucuses, which suffered from some technical glitches. Donald Trump won the state by 8 points in the presidential election.

In addition, the administration will spend the coming weeks pushing out billions of dollars in funding for rural areas.

Cabinet members and other senior officials will travel the country to help communities access funds available as part of the bipartisan Infrastructure Act.

“Members of my administration will be visiting rural America in more than 25 states over the next three weeks to talk about how we can do more great jobs and the opportunity to make sure the investments we make reach rural communities,” Biden said.

The White House said the trips were not about politics.

“The president is not making this trip from a political perspective,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. “He’s making this trip because Iowa is a very rural state in the country that would benefit greatly from the president’s policies.”

Biden will visit Greensboro, North Carolina, on Thursday.

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