Former President Donald Trump communicated concern Thursday for Americans compelled to follow through on high as can be gas costs as millions hit the street for the Memorial Day holiday.
“With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, tomorrow people start driving in the biggest automobile days of the year,” Trump said in an emailed statement.
“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.”
As per AAA, travelers will confront the highest prices at the pump this end of the week since 2014, when the organization’s national average gas value sat at $3.65 cents per gallon. As of Thursday, the national average was $3.04 per gallon.
Gas costs are higher than average in the tri-state region. In New York, the average gas cost sits at $3.08 per gallon, while the average cost in New Jersey is $3.06 per gallon and $3.07 per gallon in Connecticut.
President Biden has confronted analysis for torment at the siphon, credited to energy strategies including the cancelation of the Keystone Pipeline, the new hack of the Colonial Pipeline and restricting new rents for oil and gas investigation on government lands. Monetary examiners have refered to an abrupt expansion popular as states open up and the Covid pandemic retreats because of an increment in inoculations.
“Remember as you’re watching the meter tick, and your dollars pile up, how great of a job Donald Trump did as President,” Trump said. “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.
“Wasn’t it great to be energy independent, but we are energy independent no more,” the 45th president concluded. “Shame, shame, shame. Other than that, have a great Memorial Day Weekend!”
AAA anticipates that 37 million Americans should travel at least 50 miles from home this weekend, — an increment of 60% from a year ago, when a record-low 23 million hit the street, however still down 13% from the travel numbers in 2019.