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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:42 PM

Oil execs furious with Trump as prices collapse -- and it could hurt his re-election hopes

Published 1 min ago on March 24, 2020
By Tom Boggioni


As if Donald Trump doesn’t have enough problems on his plate with the country crippled by the coronavirus pandemic that is causing the economy to collapse, now oil executives are furious with the president for cheering on the steep drop in oil prices.

According to a report from Politico, Trump’s Twitter boast of “Good for the consumer, gasoline prices coming down!” on March 9th when prices dropped 25 percent infuriated oil execs who donated heavily to his 2016 campaign and it could come back to bite him in multiple ways as he gears up for re-election.

“In interviews, half a dozen industry officials who have talked with White House officials in recent days described Trump as slow to comprehend the twin body blows a global pandemic and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia would have on an industry he has long supported,” Politico’s Ben Lefebvre wrote while pointing out that the industry “employs hundreds of thousands of people in states key to any hope to beat his eventual Democratic rival for the presidency.”

The collapse of the industry has already led to companies scaling back new projects such as one in swing state Pennsylvania that would have created new jobs at a time when unemployment is skyrocketing.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/oil-execs-furious-with-trump-as-prices-collapse-and-it-could-hurt-his-re-election-hopes/

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Reply Oil execs furious with Trump as prices collapse -- and it could hurt his re-election hopes (Original post)
turbinetree Mar 2020 OP
RockRaven Mar 2020 #1
turbinetree Mar 2020 #2
I_UndergroundPanther Mar 2020 #3
Wuddles440 Mar 2020 #4

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:48 PM

1. Even without coronavirus, IMPOTUS would be incompetent in ending the Saudi-Russia conflict

in a way which would benefit US oil producers. He's got no leverage over them (though they both behave as if they do over him), and lacks the discipline or intellect to exercise it to good effect even if he did.

That said, oil producers are death merchants, so no tears from me over their hardships.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:52 PM

2. Yepper spot on....................

cry me a tear..........................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:52 PM

3. I don't give a shit

About whiney rich pigs.Let them suffer. Let the virus wipe them out.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:16 PM

4. Agree, but.....

we, the little people who actually pay taxes, will have those funds "reallocated" into the personal bank accounts of those fuckers. It's always - privatize profits, socialize costs. Unfortunately, most of the cultist MAGAtts are just too stupid to realize that they're going to get scammed bigly.

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