Former President Donald Trump blasted the Biden administration over increased gas prices on Thursday in a new statement regarding Memorial Day.
“With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, tomorrow people start driving in the biggest automobile days of the year. I’m sorry to say the gasoline prices that you will be confronted with are far higher than they were just a short number of months ago where we had gasoline under $2 a gallon,” Trump wrote.
“Remember as you’re watching the meter tick, and your dollars pile up, how great of a job Donald Trump did as President,” the former president added.
Gas outages by state, 7p CT, chg since last update in cooperation with @pdisoftware
AL 5% N/C
DC 55% -9%
FL 9% N/C
GA 27% -1%
MD 11% N/C
MS 5% N/C
NC 25% -2%
SC 28% -1%
TN 14% -1%
VA 14% -1%
WV 4% N/C
TOTAL 6,629 stns without gas
— Patrick De Haan ⛽️📊 (@GasBuddyGuy) May 25, 2021
The statement came as the nation rebounds from gas shortages in some parts of country following a cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline. More than 6,000 stations reported running out of fuel, according to the Washington Examiner.
Trump also slammed the Biden administration for giving up the nation’s energy independence.
“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,” Trump wrote.
“Wasn’t it great to be energy independent, but we are energy independent no more. Shame, shame, shame. Other than that, have a great Memorial Day Weekend!” he added.