Trump pledged pro-oil policy to CEOs, asked for $1B

Trump pledged pro-oil policy to CEOs, asked for $1B
Trump pledged pro-oil policy to CEOs, asked for $1B

Former President Donald Trump told top oil executives and lobbyists at an April 11 Mar-a-Lago dinner they should collectively donate $1 billion to his election campaign, saying it would be a “deal” because he would immediately reverse President Joe Biden’s environmental and pro –electric vehicle regulations, The Washington Post and other news organizations reported Thursday. The oil industry has been “drawing up ready-to-sign executive orders” for Trump, Politico said Wednesday.

“Trump is selling out working families to Big Oil for campaign checks,” Biden campaign spokesperson Ammar Moussa said. “Trump’s ‘drill, baby, drill’ philosophy aligns much better with the oil patch than Biden’s green-energy approach,” oil executive and Trump donor Dan Eberhart told the Post. “It’s a no-brainer.”

“What Trump was offering is entirely legal and absolutely corrupt,” David Graham said at The Atlantic. Maybe “American politics would be healthier if all politicians were so transparent” about such “transactionalism.”

Oil companies, which earned record profits under Biden and are drilling more oil than ever before, are expected to write Trump “large checks” at an oil industry fundraiser later this year, the Post said.

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