Former President Donald Trump released a statement on Thursday to blame President Joe Biden for rising gas prices as Americans prepare to celebrate Memorial Day.
“With Memorial Day Weekend coming up, tomorrow people start driving in the biggest automobile days of the year,” Trump said in the statement.
“I’m sorry to say the gasoline prices that you will be confronted with are far higher than they were just a short number of months ago where we had gasoline under $2 a gallon,” the former president added.
Trump used the increase in gas prices to highlight his own efforts as president.
“Remember as you’re watching the meter tick, and your dollars pile up, how great of a job Donald Trump did as President,” the former president said.
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted about the nation’s increased gas prices in March, noting a 28 percent increase in the first two months Biden was in office.