Donald Trump on Sunday sent of a bizarre tweet thanking himself for falling oil prices.
In his tweet, Trump likened the recent drop in oil prices to “a big Tax Cut.”
“So great that oil prices are falling (thank you President T),” Trump wrote. “Add that, which is like a big Tax Cut, to our other good Economic news. Inflation down (are you listening Fed)!”
The tweet comes days after Trump reaffirmed the U.S.-Saudi relationship despite the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The president declined to criticize Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for Khashoggi’s death, despite intelligence reports that the crown prince likely ordered the assassination inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Trump has indicated that issuing sanctions or punishing Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi would result in a spike in oil prices.
“If you want to see oil prices go to $150 a barrel … all you have to do is break up our relationship with Saudi Arabia,” he said last week.
Saudi Arabia is the third-highest global producer of oil.
Some Twitter users were not amused by Trump’s tweet. Check out some of the response below:
So great that oil prices are falling (thank you President T). Add that, which is like a big Tax Cut, to our other good Economic news. Inflation down (are you listening Fed)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2018
The T is for Toddler.
— Ghost (@_yungpresto) November 25, 2018
Thanks for the 4.4% drop in the Dow this week! 😤
— Michelle 🌊💙 (@michelle_spenc) November 25, 2018
— Justice Fool (@tbday1) November 25, 2018
And the stock market is closing the year out below where it was at the beginning of the year.
— Greg Hogan (@HoganGrreghogan) November 25, 2018
You would give yourself credit for gravity if you could. And stop referring to yourself in the 3rd person.
— Ibrahim (@ialhusseini) November 25, 2018
T for TREASON
— Anne 🇺🇸 🌊🌈✌️💪🏼 🐶🐱🐔🐣🐽🦉🐝 (@crueltyfreeanne) November 25, 2018
— Ellen (@Ellenapa) November 25, 2018
President Treason does have a nice ring to it.
— Michelle 🌹 (@Chelleybelle1) November 25, 2018
I think he likes the money they spend on Trump properties.
— Mary Antonelli (@HappyMom3Boys) November 25, 2018
The #Narcissist thanks HIMSELF for something he had NOTHING to do with. Oil prices are set by the global market, NOT the #LiarInChief. Besides, prices are $30/barrel HIGHER than when #DimwitDonny took office (random capitalization is to help Trumpians pay attention).
— D Wolf (@Wolfdj01) November 25, 2018