It’s fair to say then-President Donald Trump was brilliant in the way he transformed the United States into an energy independent nation in a few short period of time — and it took Biden the same amount of time to destroy it.
Such is the crux of our ongoing conflict with Russian President Vladimir Putin as he slowly but surely orders a military invasion into the heart of Ukraine in response to NATO encroachment into former-Soviet states.
With the depletion of America’s energy independence, Joe Biden created vulnerability where it wasn’t necessary by keeping us reliant on foreign oil sources. Russia simply exploited that vulnerability.
Now Putin is using his leverage as a massive oil producer to keep the United States (and our Western allies) on the hook and at the negotiating table.
Biden has portrayed utter weakness for the duration of this entire debacle thus far — and his address to the nation on Tuesday proved just how weak he really is.
Former President Donald Trump is in disbelief, as most Americans are, at just how disastrous U.S. foreign policy has become with Joe Biden at the helm.
He released a statement on Tuesday slamming the cognitively deficient president for imposing “weak sanctions” on Russia while allowing Putin to enrich the country by controlling oil prices.
“Russia has become very very rich during the Biden Administration, with oil prices doubling and soon to be tripling and quadrupling. The weak sanctions are insignificant relative to taking over a country and a massive piece of strategically located land,” Trump said in a statement.
“Now it has begun, oil prices are going higher and higher, and Putin is not only getting what he always wanted, but getting, because of the oil and gas surge, richer and richer,” Trump continued about the high prices Americans are paying at the pump.
President Donald J. Trump:
“If properly handled, there was absolutely no reason that the situation currently happening in Ukraine should have happened at all. I know Vladimir Putin very well, and he would have never done during the Trump Administration what he is doing… pic.twitter.com/PqnnXbnucg
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) February 22, 2022
According to AAA, the national average price per gallon on Tuesday was $3.531, up nearly a whole dollar from last year. Trump blamed the high gas prices not just on Biden’s mismanagement of foreign policy, but on Biden’s war on American energy independence.
Trump’s comments come after Biden on Tuesday introduced sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine. The White House initially did not call Sunday’s invasion an “invasion” but changed their mind Monday after numerous Republican senators continued to push Biden to take a much tougher stance against Russia.
US President Joe Biden says invasion of Ukraine began when Russia sent troops into two separatist areas of eastern Ukraine pic.twitter.com/oQfurvgCL7
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) February 23, 2022
.@POTUS: "I'm going to begin to impose sanctions in response far beyond the steps we and our allies and partners implemented in 2014.
If Russia goes further with this invasion we stand prepared to go further as with sanctions." pic.twitter.com/mpD61abAGA
— Mike Gwin (@MGwin46) February 22, 2022
According to the Congressional Research Center, sanction options include: “trade embargoes; restrictions on particular exports or imports; denial of foreign assistance, loans, and investments; blocking of foreign assets under U.S. jurisdiction; and prohibition on economic transactions that involve U.S. citizens or businesses.”
Russian officials have publicly come out in support of Ukraine’s runaway regions and are currently sending military equipment to pro-Putin soldiers in Ukraine.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth