President Donald Trump pushed back against reports that he may have been working on behalf of Russia by pointing to the gas prices that have been falling during his presidency.
“'Gas prices drop across the United States because President Trump has deregulated Energy and we are now producing a great deal more oil than ever before," Trump tweeted, adding a tag for Fox News' "Fox and Friends."
"But this is bad news for Russia, why would President Trump do such a thing? Thought he worked for Kremlin?"
His tweet came after Fox Business' Stuart Varney commented on the early morning program that the lower prices are a "shot in the arm" for the economy and came after Trump's deregulation orders.
"American technology has allowed to us dominate the energy market and produce a great deal more oil," Varney said. "America is now producing over 11 million barrels of oil a day, a massive supply...The president has made it easier to go after the oil that we have got in our territory. And made us energy independent."
Show co-host Brian Kilmeade also commented that when gas prices go down, Russia, Iran and other enemy nations suffer.
Trump's comments follow weekend reports from The New York Times and The Washington Post concerning the president and Russia. The Times reported that in 2017, the FBI opened a probe into whether Trump was working for Russia after he fired FBI Director James Comey.
The Post followed with an article claiming Trump worked to conceal details of his private meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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