Trump Implores Americans To Get Nostalgic For His Presidency Amid Rising Gas Prices

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Thursday empathizing with Americans about the rising gas prices under the current administration.

Trump blamed President Joe Biden’s administration in his statement for the inflation of gasoline prices Americans will experience on Memorial Day weekend and implored the country to remember “how good it was” having him as president.

“Remember as you’re watching the meter tick, and your dollars pile up, how great of a job Donald Trump did as President. Soon Russia and the Middle East will be making a fortune on oil, and you will be saying how good it was to have me as your President,” the statement read.

Trump called it a “shame” that the U.S. is no longer energy independent since Biden took office. “Wasn’t it great to be energy independent, but we are energy independent no more. Shame, shame, shame,” he said. The former president also claimed that gas prices remained under $2 per gallon during his administration. (RELATED: Biden Walks Away From Question About Rising Prices For Americans)

Gas prices reached $2.92 a gallon during Memorial Day 2018 during Trump’s presidency, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In March 2021, crude oil prices rose to $66 per gallon, the highest they were since May 2018, after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ and their allies announced a decrease in oil production, as previously reported. The national average cost per gallon reportedly rose to nearly $3 per gallon in March.

The EIA reported that regular gasoline prices reached $3.02 this week.