President Donald Trump made a bold vow this week when it comes to securing American energy and oil production, pledging to eradicate domestic dependency on Iranian oil and “DRILL BABY DRILL” right here in the United States.
“Joe [Biden] gave us the war on Israel and the war on American energy,” he told supporters in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Wednesday evening.
He continued, “As president, I will shut off Iranian oil and I will turn on American oil. And we will DRILL, BABY, DRILL and we’ll get things back to where they are supposed to be.”
In September, President Trump dug into his policy for facilitating American energy independence and dominance in an Agenda47 policy video, vowing to bring energy prices down domestically.
Per RSBN, Trump stated, “I will set a national goal of ensuring that America has the number one lowest cost of energy of any industrial country anywhere on the Earth. I wanna be number one.”
Gas prices in America have steadily risen since Biden took office, rapidly spiking upward after he killed the Keystone XL pipeline. Biden also drained America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve in 2022, bringing it to the lowest levels since 1980s, Axios reported.
In February, Trump explained, “Joe Biden’s war on American energy is one of the key drivers of the worst inflation in 58 years, and it’s hitting every single American family very, very hard.”
According to AAA, the national American average per gallon of gas is $3.64 as of October 12. In June 2022, gas hit the highest-ever recorded average price at over $5 per gallon nationwide.
Trump has stumped heavily for gas production, drilling, and gas engines in America. At a recent speaking event in Michigan, Trump told striking United Auto Workers, “Under a Trump administration, gasoline engines will be allowed and sex changes for children be BANNED – is that okay?”