Oil prices getting lower. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was just $82. Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2018
It’s not often you see the gas prices drop at Thanksgiving, but this year they are. Average price per gallon is $2.60, with many places running much lower. The international crude benchmark has fallen under $65 per barrel from a four-year high of more than $86 in October as the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Russia have increased output.
Trump made it clear yesterday that he believes the benefits of good relations with the Saudis outweigh the possibility that the Kingdom’s Crown Prince ordered the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, in Turkey. Critics say Trump is ignoring human rights. Others claim messy politics in other nations should be weighed in the balance of America interests.