Former President Obama has developed a habit of running after President Trump and trying to take credit for positive developments happening on the current president’s watch. The latest example came Tuesday when Obama declared that he is responsible for increased oil production in the United States.
Jack Crowe of National Review has details:
Obama Claims Credit for Boom in U.S. Oil Production, Praises Paris Climate Accords
Former President Barack Obama claimed credit Tuesday for the recent boom in U.S. oil production immediately after praising the Paris Climate Accords, which committed the U.S. to dramatically reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
“I was extraordinarily proud of the Paris accords because — you know, I know we’re in oil country and we need American energy, and by the way, American energy production,” Obama told the audience gathered at Rice University’s Baker Institute on Tuesday night.
“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.”
While U.S. oil production surged by nearly 100 percent over the course of Obama’s two-term presidency, the vast majority of that oil was extracted from state and private lands as the Obama administration took steps to curtail oil production on federal lands.
Obama did, however, lift a longstanding ban on crude-oil exports in 2015, bolstering what was then an already-booming industry.
See the video below:
It’s important to note that Obama says this just a few months after the start of a war in the Democratic National Committee over the acceptance of donations from big oil.
Just this week, students at Brown University stormed into a meeting to demand that Democrats stop taking cash derived from fossil fuels.
Also consider that climate change is still one of the favorite issues of Democrats. They talk about the dangers of it constantly, yet here is Obama demanding a thank you for an increase in oil production.
Stephen Miller notes the irony:
This is also a great take:
While covering this story, Twitchy dug up this 2013 gem from Obama’s Twitter feed:
Here are a few more reactions to the video on Twitter:
This is just another classic from the man who once said: “You didn’t build that.”
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