Former Shell Oil President Thumps Obama on His Role in US Energy Boom
What a goof.
Barack Obama continues to struggle with the many successes of his successor.
In a speaking event this week at Rice University, former President Obama took credit for the current oil boom under President Trump.
Obama: "Suddenly America is the largest oil producer, that was me people … say thank you." pic.twitter.com/VfQfX1SR0x
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) November 28, 2018
It must suck to have a real leader show you up on a daily basis. Huh, Barack?
The United States became the largest oil producer in the world this year.
Former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister dropped a truth bomb on Obama.
It had nothing to do with you, Barack!
The Daily Caller reported:
Former president of Shell Oil Company John Hofmeister said former President Barack Obama had nothing to do with America’s increased oil production and actually frustrated many areas of the energy sector.
Obama claimed he was responsible for America’s recent oil boom during an event hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute on Tuesday night and Hofmeister challenged his assessment.
“American energy production — you wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president,” Obama said. “That whole, suddenly America’s, like, the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”
“The facts are the facts. And, yes, the production did increase throughout his term,” Hofmeister said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “But, frankly, he had nothing to do with it.”
“This was production in states like Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado — North Dakota in particular. And these were all state decisions made with industry applications for permits. The federal government had no role.”