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Trump: Obama's Weak Leadership Evident at Gas Pump

Friday, 16 Mar 2012 05:00 AM

By Hiram Reisner

Real estate mogul Donald Trump says President Barack Obama’s illogical push for alternative energy sources and reluctance to drill for readily available resources are the primary reasons gas prices are soaring and will continue to skyrocket. Trump also told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto Thursday America is beholden to foreign oil interests because of a lack of leadership at the top.
 
Cavuto asked Trump why the United States seems to continually turn to nations like Saudi Arabia to try and help alleviate the nation’s price at the pump, which has soared to more than $5 a gallon for regular gas in some parts of the country.
 
“Well, we keep doing it because we don’t drill — we don’t get our own natural gas, where we are the actual Saudi Arabia of natural gas, and we could really fuel this country with it,” Trump said. “But for some reason, we don’t use it. And it is a lot cheaper, it’s a lot cleaner, and yet we don’t use it because of a lack of leadership. It is hard to believe, but we just don`t use our product — we don’t drill what is right under our feet.
 
“If you go to Saudi Arabia, you will see streets paved with gold — there is nothing but money,” he said. “And they have done it because of us — we have made it possible for them. . . . So, that is the way it is — and with bad leadership, that is the way it will continue to be. As far as drilling is concerned, we ought to drill our own. We would have . . . plenty for ourselves for hundreds of years into the future.”

Trump noted the alternative sources that form the cornerstones of the Obama administration’s energy policy have problems of their own.

“Wind is destroying the environment in many, many places. People are going crazy over the horrible, noisy, disgusting windmills. And they are horrible and a horrible intrusion, ruining communities, and solar is weak and has not been effective and is very, very expensive,” Trump said. “And there are just lots of other problems with many forms of energy. But we have — under our wonderful feet — we have natural gas the likes of which no other place has.

“We’re the . . . Saudi Arabia of natural gas and yet we don`t use it. We have oil under our feet and we don`t drill it,” he said. “We have so much and yet we don’t [take] advantage. And so we are beholden to Saudi Arabia and other countries that laugh at us — and they wouldn’t be there except for us.”

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