Well, we definitely saw this coming.
Trump, on his not-so-popular blogging website, is implying that higher gas prices today are because he's no longer president.
"I’m sorry to say the gasoline prices that you will be confronted with" during Memorial Day weekend "are far higher than they were just a short number of months ago where we had gasoline under $2 a gallon," Trump wrote. "Remember as you’re watching the meter tick, and your dollars pile up, how great of a job Donald Trump did as President."
Trump added that people will soon "be saying how good it was to have me as your President."
Well, no, that's not at all what happened. To put it bluntly, Trump is bragging about doing something that he never actually did.
You can watch my video on this, the first-ever episode of The Walk Through with That Chris Walker, which goes into deeper details, and mentions how Trump's oil policies didn't actually lower prices.
But here's the short of it: Trump didn't lower gas prices, the economy did. When people stopped traveling as much because of COVID-19, demand for gas went down, down, down. That, in turn, lowered prices.
It has nothing to do with Biden policies (which didn't raise prices) or Trump policies (which had no effect either). In fact, today's prices are very similar to the highest prices we saw under Trump's watch, when it got as high as $2.97 per gallon on average across the nation.
That's something the "other guy" won't tell you.