ANTICHRIST IF YOU DO, ANTICHRIST IF YOU DON'T
A year ago, when gas prices were going up, this was the headline at Fox Nation:
Yup -- Obama wanted gas prices to rise. Here's video of Issa being interviewed at length about this, in all seriousness, on Fox. (The theory was batted around in the wingnuttosphere for months; this past March, Fox's Ed Henry asked Obama if it was true. Henry's question was met with scorn and derision from the president.)
Now, of course, gas prices are well below their peaks. But don't worry -- Obama's still evil. What's the lead story at Fox Nation right now?
OPEC member Saudi Arabia has been pumping hefty amounts of oil to lower prices and do what it can to ensure that President Barack Obama is re-elected this November, says billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump on CNBC June 12....
DONALD TRUMP: ... I think Saudi Arabia is doing Obama a big favor. Look, you have to do [me] a favor, I have to get elected, you can't do it like you've been doing the last three years driving it up to $150 because that's where it's going and I think Saudi Arabia is doing Obama a big fat favor. I think he asked for the favor and prices are coming down...
Gas prices go up? Antichrist Obama did it deliberately.
Gas prices go down? Antichrist Obama did it deliberately.
I should also point out that talking to the Saudis to get them to lower prices was exactly what Trump said he'd do as president back in April 2011 when he was making noises about running:
Trump: Look at what's going on with your gasoline prices. They're going to go to $5, $6, $7 and we don't have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, "Fellas, it's time. It's over. You're not going to do it anymore."
... I'm going to look 'em in the eye and say, "Fellas, you've had your fun. Your fun is over."
Oh, sorry -- Trump's version is much more macho. (He also said he'd seize oilfields in Libya and Iraq.) If you don't threaten people, lower gas prices don't count.