Speaking at a four-year conference of the AFL-CIO, the country’s largest trade union in Philadelphia, Joe Biden said, “I have a plan to reduce gas and food prices.”
The U.S. president said thousands of tons of grain that could not cross the Black Sea due to the Russian invasion were planned to be exported by train.
Biden revealed that since Ukraine has a different route than European countries, “temporary pits” will be built on the border between Ukraine and Poland, where grain exported to other parts of Europe and the world will be stored.
“I have been working closely with our European partners to bring to market 20 million tonnes of grain banned in Ukraine and to help reduce food prices.”
Ukraine is one of the top five grain exporters in the world, and under normal circumstances, 75% of its production is sold to third parties.
The siege poses a threat to global food security, especially in Africa and the Middle East.
Joe Biden also blamed his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for the high price of fuel, which reached a record price of one gallon (3,785 liters) in the United States.
In this sense, he said, he had released the largest oil reserves in history, and although he acknowledged that it would “take time”, he promised that fuel prices would fall.
During the union conference, Joe Biden redefined himself in American history as the “pro-union president” and reiterated his call for large corporations to raise wages and pay taxes.
“Wall Street [bolsa de Nova Iorque] This country is not built. I am not joking when I say that there can be no middle class without unions, ”he said.
The Democrats welcomed the unemployment rate to 3.6% in May, and his predecessor Donald Trump (2017-2021) accused Herbert Hoover of being one of the two presidents who had the highest rate. 1929-1933).