'Swampiest politician ever': Internet slams Trump as reports claim he sought $1B from oil execs in deal worth $110B to energy giants

'Swampiest politician ever': Internet slams Trump as reports claim he sought $1B from oil execs in deal worth $110B to energy giants
Reports claim Donald Trump sought $1 billion from oil execs in a deal worth $110 billion to energy giants (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: Earlier this month, the Washington Post revealed that Donald Trump allegedly offered oil CEOs a $1 billion fundraising pitch in a private meeting in exchange for $110 billion in savings, as reported by The Guardian.

Notably, Trump adopted a proactive stance when reports indicated that his reelection campaign war chest was not as large as that of his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, the former president has been using campaign money to pay his attorneys and spending millions on legal expenses. He is accused of 88 crimes and is the subject of four distinct indictments.

Trump allegedly sought $1B from oil execs in exchange for $110B deal

Joe Biden's fundraising would be much out of reach if Trump raised a billion dollars. The president's campaign claimed to have $192 million in bank accounts in March 2024.

Notably, according to The Guardian, Trump promised these businessmen that he would remove drilling restrictions, ease the gas export ban, and revoke laws intended to lessen vehicle emissions in exchange for sizeable campaign contributions.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 22: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the final presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the election on November 3. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Donald Trump's purported deal may spare the oil sector $110 billion (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Moreover, the purported deal may spare the oil sector $110 billion. The Washington Post reports that the transactional agreement took place during a special dinner held at Mar-a-Lago in April, which was attended by over 20 executives from major oil firms, such as Chevron, Exxon, and Occidental Petroleum.

Furthermore, the main reason why the oil and gas firms are supporting Trump is to keep the approximately $110 billion in tax incentives in place, which would be lost if President Joe Biden were to win re-election.

Since assuming office, Biden has prioritized climate change, highlighting tax breaks for Americans buying electric cars and advocating for energy-efficient house rebates.

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Donald Trump claims that Biden has undermined US energy strategy by abandoning the Keystone XL pipeline and oil and gas leases in the northeastern Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) (Getty Images)

Notably, Biden re-joined the Paris Climate Accord on his first day in office, reuniting the US with the almost 200 nations that have committed to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump claims that Biden has undermined the US energy strategy by abandoning the Keystone XL pipeline and oil and gas leases in the northeastern Alaskan Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

Internet trolls Trump as reports suggest he sought $1B from oil execs

People on the internet took jibes at Donald Trump as reports claimed that he allegedly offered oil CEOs a $1 billion fundraising pitch in a private meeting in exchange for $110 billion in savings.

A user wrote on X, "Graff, bribery corruption... Trump unashamed for being the most swampiest politician ever!!" while one added, "Of course, he thinks he Is a GANGSTER."



 



 

A person stated, "Traitor Trump selling our future," whereas one mentioned, "Lying Treasouns Insurrectionist Corrupt". 



 



 

Another wrote, "This Has to be illegal!!"



 

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