Obama said he was “extraordinarily proud of the Paris accords” before taking credit for booming U.S. oil and gas production.
“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 said at an event hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute on Tuesday night.
“You wouldn’t always know it but it went up every year I was president,” Obama said of U.S. oil and gas production. “That whole, suddenly America’s like the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”
Obama is lost without his teleprompter.
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
Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday took credit for booming U.S. oil and gas production, telling investors to “say thank you” to him.
Obama spoke in Houston at an event hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute, where he praised his administration’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement before taking credit for the United States being the biggest producer of oil and gas during his administration.
He then went after Wall Street for saying he was anti-business, saying he asked them whether they had checked the state of their stocks when he entered office compared to when he left office.
“What are you talking about? What are you complaining about? Just say, ‘Thank you,’ please,” Obama said.
Obama has not been viewed as a friend of the oil and gas industry, but during his administration U.S. oil production did rise in each of his first seven years in office, according to Forbes. While natural gas production increased by 50 percent between 2009 and 2016, the production boom took place almost solely on state and private lands, where the Obama administration had very little control. More
Does he truly believe no one remembers his programs and corruption? He blocked pipelines and regulated the oil industry. Democrats can’t be this stupid they backed his anti-oil policies. He’s truly a hypocrite!
If Obama were honest, he might say something like this. “In the presidential election of 2016, people point to me as the reason that Donald Trump was elected. Therefore, I am responsible for Trump and all of his accomplishments.