Trump Warns Biden Is Letting 'Radical Climate Extremists Run Our Country'
45th president weighs in as U.S suffers record-high gas prices
President Donald Trump has issued a warning about Democrat Joe Biden as America suffers record-high gas prices.
Trump warns that Biden is letting "radical climate extremists run our country while the world burns."
Speaking during a new interview with Fox News, Trump blasted Biden for begging foreign nations for oil when we have "liquid gold" "under our feet."
"Energy prices are skyrocketing — they are going to infinity, all because of Joe Biden," Trump warned.
Americans are experiencing the highest gas prices since the 2007-09 financial crisis, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).
The national gas price average has soared to more than $4 per gallon — the highest average in U.S. history.
Biden on Tuesday announced a ban on all imports of Russian oil, gas, and energy to the United States, targeting the "main artery" of Russia's economy amid Putin’s war on Ukraine, but warned that the ban would cost American families.
Russian oil exports account for about one-third of Europe’s oil imports, however, Russian exports are just under 10% of U.S. overall imports.
"This was a war that should have never happened," Trump told Fox News.
"There is no way Putin would have done it if I were president."
Biden has been criticized by both Democrats and Republicans for the high gas prices, which have risen sharply under his administration even before Russia’s invasion.
Many have publicly called for him to open up oil and gas drilling in the U.S. to lessen the country’s dependence on foreign oil.
"We have the oil under our feet, liquid gold," Trump said.
"But instead, we are thinking of buying oil from Venezuela, Iran, and others who do not exactly love America."
Trump was reacting to reports that the Biden administration is weighing purchasing petroleum from Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
"Joe Biden is letting the radical climate extremists run our country, while the world burns," Trump told Fox News.
"Everyone is suffering because our leaders have no idea what they are doing."
Trump added: "Bring back American energy independence and American dominance."
The 45th president’s comments came as the White House is blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin for the record-high gas prices in the U.S., even coining the surge as the "#PutinPriceHike," and vowing that Biden will do everything he can to shield Americans from "pain at the pump."
For months Putin has been saber-rattling, and for months gas prices have been going up – up 75 cents since he began his military build-up.— Kate Bedingfield (@WHCommsDir) March 9, 2022
This is the #PutinPriceHike in action, and @POTUS is going to use every tool at his disposal to shield Americans from pain at the pump.
On Wednesday, though, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said restarting construction of the Keystone XL pipeline was not one of the options on the table.
"If we’re trying to bring about more supply that does not address any problem," Psaki said.
"The pipeline is just a delivery mechanism – it’s not an oil field, so it does not provide more supply into the system."
When pressed further on whether restarting the pipeline is something the White House is considering, Psaki said: "There’s no plans for that, and it would not address any of the problems we’re having currently."
Biden has been facing criticism from Republicans, who have been urging him to lift his executive orders that canceled the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada and froze new oil and gas leases on federal lands.
Biden, this week, though, said it is "not true" that his administration is holding back domestic energy production, warning that gas prices will "go up further" from their current record levels, and reiterated his support for government spending on renewable energy sources and criticizing the oil and gas industry for not taking full advantage of drilling opportunities in the U.S.
Biden was asked Tuesday if he had a message for the American people on gas prices.
"They’re going to go up," he said.
When asked what is he going to do about it, Biden replied: "Can’t do much right now.
"Russia is responsible."
Meanwhile, during a separate interview with Fox News last month just days after Russia launched its multi-front war on Ukraine, Trump said the invasion could lead to a "world war."
"Thousands of people, I mean, this can lead to much bigger than this one area," Trump warned. "This could lead to a lot of other countries and can lead to world war."
Trump said, "you never know how it starts, in a world war."
"You never think a war is going to come out of it," he continued.
"All of a sudden, you end up in a world war."
He added: "This is a very dangerous period for our nation, for the country."