Donald Trump, ” I think I have got Obama rattled.”
Donald Trump turned the tables on US President Barack Hussein Obama Friday, telling the world that Obama is the one who’s “rattled.”
Donald Trump responded to Mr. Obama’s assertion a day before that world leaders are rattled by Trump and have good reason to be. Obama was speaking at the G-7 summit in Japan and added that Trump’s main interests were “tweets and headlines.”
“I think I got him rattled,” Donald Trump told the audience at his rally in Fresno, California. “He’s the one that’s rattled, if you wanna know the truth.”
Thursday, Donald Trump promised to roll back some of Mr Obama’s most ambitious environmental policies, actions that he said would revive the ailing US Oil and Coal industries and bolster national security.
Among the proposals, Donald Trump said he would pull the United States out of the UN global climate accord, approve the Keystone XL Crude Oil pipeline from Canada and rescind measures by Mr. Obama to cut US emissions and protect waterways from industrial pollution.
“Any regulation that’s outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped and scrapped completely,” Donald Trump told about 7,700 people at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. “We’re going to do all this while taking proper regard for rational environmental concerns.”
It was Donald Trump’s 1st speech detailing the energy policies he would advance if elected US President. He received loud applause from the crowd.
The comments painted a stark contrast between his Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who advocate a sharp turn away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy technologies to combat climate change.
Donald Trump slammed both rivals in his speech, saying their policies would kill jobs and force the United States “to be begging for oil again” from Middle East producers. “It’s not going to happen. Not with me,” he said.
Donald Trump’s comments drew criticism from environmental advocates, who called his proposals “frightening.”
But US energy industry executives cheered Mr. Trump’s stance on the issues.
Donald Trump hit Hillary Clinton hard in his speech, saying the former Secretary of State would be more aggressive than Mr. Obama on regulations. He repeated several times Mrs. Clinton’s March comments that her policies would put coal miners out of work.
“Hillary Clinton’s agenda is job destruction,” Mr. Trump said.
Slashing regulation would help the United States achieve energy independence and reduce America’s reliance on Middle Eastern producers.
“Imagine a world in which Oil cartels will no longer use energy as a weapon,” he said.
The United States currently produces about 55% of the oil it uses, with another 25% of the total coming from Canada and Mexico, and less than 20% coming from OPEC, according to US Energy Department statistics.
Donald Trump’s advisers, including US Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) suggest that Donald Trump examine the role of OPEC in the global Crude Oil price slump since Y 2014, which has contributed to the demise of a handful of smaller US Crude Oil production companies.
Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members have declined to cut production to support prices.
He says that he believes global warming is a hoax, that his administration would revive the US coal industry, and that he supports hydraulic fracturing, the drilling technique that has triggered a boom in US Crude Oil and Nat Gas production.
Earlier this month in an interview Donald Trump said that he would renegotiate “at a minimum” the UN global climate accord agreed by 195 countries in Paris last December, saying he viewed the deal as bad for US business.
“We’re going to cancel the Paris climate agreement,” he said Thursday in North Dakota.
There he also promised he would invite Canadian pipeline company TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) to reapply to build the Keystone XL pipeline into the United States, reversing a decision by Mr. Obama to block the project over environmental concerns.
“I want it built, but I want a piece of the profits,” he said. “That’s how we’re going to make our country rich again.”
In response to Trump’s promise that he would seek more profits from the pipeline, a TransCanada spokesman noted the project would create jobs, offer major contracts to US suppliers and provide tens of millions in taxes for state treasuries.
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