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Democratic Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin recently attempted to call out on Twitter those blaming Joe Biden for rising gas prices, and it didn't take long to backfire.

In June, the average price for a gallon of gas in Birmingham reached an all-time high of $4.63. By October 3, that had fallen to around $3.13, according to gasbuddy.com, with some gas stations selling below $3.

This prompted Woodfin to tweet a snarky remark: "Live shot of the folks that have been putting those 'We Did It Joe' stickers on the gas pumps for the past two years racing to take them off now that gas prices are under $3 in Alabama."

The stickers of Biden and Harris he referred to have been popping up at gas stations across the country, cleverly placed to look like the two are pointing at the total price with a word bubble reading, "We did it, Joe!"

Woodfin's tweet wouldn't age well when the declining trend in gas prices reversed just a day later. As of Thursday, the average price for a regular gallon of gas in Birmingham had risen to $3.24 with no signs of slowing, especially with OPEC announcing it would be shuttering oil production by 2 million barrels per day.

The responses to Woodfin's remark were not kind. "I guess we can just stick them on our draining oil reserves instead," one person wrote.

"How about trying to reduce the number of senseless murders in your city?" another replied.

President Joe Biden had also been touting the decline in gas prices on his Twitter feed until around the end of September when the national trend began to reverse a few days ahead of Birmingham's.

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email daniel.taylor@1819news.com.

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