Barack has been trying to take credit for Trump’s economy and other of Trump’s accomplishments – with a straight face mind you – but no one believes him.
But what Barack Obama is trying to take credit for now will literally blow your mind as it did former Shell CEO John Hofmeister’s.
It is unfathomable that he would try to do this and is another sign that the guy is deluded.
Barack said he was “extraordinarily proud of the Paris accords” before, stunning the crowd and making Trump laugh out loud after he did the unthinkable: he took 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.”
Enter Shell CEO John Hofmeister who just embarrassed Obama. From The Daily Caller:
Former president of Shell Oil Company John Hofmeister said former President Barack Obama had nothing to do with America’s increased oil production and actually frustrated many areas of the energy sector.
“American energy production — you wouldn’t always know it, but it went up every year I was president,” Obama said. “That whole, suddenly America’s, like, the biggest oil producer and the biggest gas — that was me, people.”
“The facts are the facts. And, yes, the production did increase throughout his term,” Hofmeister said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “But, frankly, he had nothing to do with it.”
“If anything, he was trying to frustrate the efforts by taking federal lands off of the availability list — putting them just, no more drilling [sic]. He shut down the Gulf of Mexico for a period of six months,” he said. “[He] changed the regulations from an average of 60 to 80 pages per permit to 600 to 800 pages per permit. He also never approved the Keystone XL pipeline after dangling all the potential customers for eight years. And it was in the eighth year when he said no Keystone Pipeline.”
“I would say that he was not a leader when it comes to energy,”