Former President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that he made a $75 million oil purchase that would help to lower gas prices. However, a fact check by The Associated Press found that there is no evidence to support Trump’s claim.
Trump made the claim in a statement on his Truth Social platform. He said that he had made the purchase “through a very large and respected oil company.” He also said that the purchase would “help to lower gas prices.”
However, the AP was unable to find any evidence to support Trump’s claim. The AP contacted the oil company that Trump mentioned, but the company said that it had no record of any such purchase.
The AP also contacted the White House, but the White House declined to comment on Trump’s claim.
Trump’s claim is the latest in a series of false or misleading statements that he has made about the oil market. In recent months, Trump has repeatedly claimed that he is responsible for the low gas prices that Americans are currently enjoying. However, there is no evidence to support this claim.
The fact is that gas prices have been falling for months, and they are now at their lowest level in years. This is due to a number of factors, including the global economic slowdown and the rise of renewable energy.
Trump’s claim that he made a $75 million oil purchase is simply false. There is no evidence to support this claim, and it is likely that Trump is simply trying to take credit for the low gas prices that Americans are currently enjoying.