Kamala Harris laughed at a meme, Fox disingenuously suggested she was laughing off the “gas price crisis”

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Citation From the July 5, 2022, edition of Fox News' America Reports

SANDRA SMITH (ANCHOR): Alright, I just want to get this in here, this is Kamala Harris over the weekend, by the way, on our high gas prices.


VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS: What we need to do domestically, what we need to do to bring down the cost of gas, well, right, right.

KEKE PALMER (MODERATOR): I seen a meme the other day that says me googling online how to make gas at home. Okay? 

HARRIS: Oh, don't do that. Don't do that. [Laughter] Please don't do that. 


SMITH (HOST): You know who is not laughing? The American people. This Monmouth poll just came out in the last couple hours, Charles, inflation number one concern, top issue for voters, 33% say that's what it's about. Gas prices, 15%. This is where they are worried about their future. The economy, 9%. Everyday bills, 6%, okay. And those that are struggling now, 42% say they are struggling economically with their financial situation in June 2022 compared to 24% a year ago, that's not funny. 

CHARLES PAYNE (FOX BUSINESS HOST): No, it's not funny, and it's ironic in a sense that president Biden is often, he's fond of saying "how families talk at the kitchen table" that's what he's all about. He's not about that. I just -- this is part of the plan and they have admitted it in more ways than one, and they're starting to admit it again. You don't want to make gasoline at home or baby formula or anything else you might need. But people are really desperate for real, and while Vice President Harris took it as a joke, I'm not sure the woman who asked the question was seriously 100% joking. She had a more serious tone, like "hey, I've got to do something, listen to what I'm saying. I don't want to disrespect you as VP, but I'm desperate, my family is desperate, help us out, let's not laugh it off."