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Obama Lashes Out At Trump Over The One Area He Never Thought He’d Lose

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President Donald Trump is very good at taking credit for everything good that happens and even better at passing blame and casually dishing out totally unfounded allegations against his opponents, almost always accompanied by a hefty dose of attack rhetoric. We also know that his political and economic memory is very, very short, as is demonstrated by his seemingly continuous public faux pas. It ought not to be a surprise, then, that he seeks to take credit for any success the United States is having at the moment.

An oil boom while he is President? How could he not lavish praise on himself all the time? No matter that the actual source of the policies and leadership that allowed that to happen came not from his less than two years in office but from the eight year Presidency of Barack Obama. Pesky little facts like that should never get in the way of sucking up to yourself, especially when you’re the leader of the free world.

Thankfully, Barack Obama is not the type of person to take that kind of thing laying down. So, at Rice University’s Baker Institute gala, he reminded the audience of the very important fact that the US oil and gas boom, as well as the monumental international Paris climate accord, were essentially engineered by him.

He began by saying that he is “extraordinarily proud of the Paris accords” – rightly so. He continued:

“I know we’re in a country and we need American energy. You wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was President. That whole, suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas – that was me, people.”

It is so refreshing to hear some common sense like that. Unsurprisingly, the declaration was greeted with enthusiastic applause from the audience.

Alongside measures like increased oil production which were designed to boost the US economy, Obama was also instrumental in promoting policies aimed at encouraging the increased usage of more renewable sources of energy as part of the big switch away from fossil fuels, such as the Clean Power Plan and, of course, the Paris agreement.

“It’s a little like, sometimes you go to Wall Street, and folks will be grumbling about anti-business,” he said. “And I say, ‘Have you checked where your stocks were when I came into office and where they are now? What are you complaining about?’”

“Just say thank you, please.”


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