Since Hillary Clinton has been taking shots at him, Trump felt the need to fire one back.
While traveling in “The Beast,” Trump noted, “I’m riding in this incredible car, and I’m driving and I’m looking at gas stations to see how much is the gas. You think Hillary Clinton would’ve done that?”
He then answered his own question, stating, “I don’t think so!”
Just Another Sign
We all remember the gasoline crisis during several other administrations.
During the Obama administration, we didn’t even need a gas crisis to see prices of $4/gallon.
This was something Trump has addressed since he has taken office.
Many Americans have never even seen gasoline prices this low.
Even Trump was impressed with the current price.
He stated, “I’m in the Beast and I’m looking at the gas station. I say, ‘fellas, slow down, I can’t see.” I say, ‘$1.75!’ That didn’t happen by accident, folks!”
Every Statement Has a Purpose
If there is one thing even Trump’s enemies have to admit, it would be that the man knows how to manipulate a news cycle.
Over the last week or so, the major focus of the media has once again been Russia.
Former Trump campaign official Paul Manafort’s court papers had the media hoping that special counsel Robert Mueller may finally have found the smoking gun tying the Trump campaign to the Russians.
Which leads us to the gasoline prices.
Trump pointed out that America’s increased oil production is not what Russia wants.
“Gas prices drop across the United States because President Trump has deregulated Energy and we are now producing a great deal more oil than ever before.” @foxandfriends But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?” Trump tweeted sarcastically on Monday.
“Gas prices drop across the United States because President Trump has deregulated Energy and we are now producing a great deal more oil than ever before.” @foxandfriends But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2019
The New York Times was the first to report on the court papers, but the news cycle was quickly dominated with stories about it.
Even Trump ally Judge Jeanine Pirro asked him flat out if he was working with the Russians.
Normally, those two get along well, but Trump quickly told her the question was insulting.
Suddenly, though, that news is on the backburner and everyone is now talking about gas prices and fast food buffets for the National Champion Clemson Tigers.
Like I said, the man is the master at manipulating the media.