President Trump is many things, to friend and foe alike.
Is being a modern day Nostradamus among them? At least some think so.
The 45th President predicted many things on the campaign trail if Biden were elected and some of them are quickly coming to fruition.
Memorial Day gas prices under Trump: $1.96
Memorial Day gas prices under Biden: $4.65
Remember this when you fill up next weekend.
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) May 20, 2022
Let’s break down the tea leaves that Trump read and see how close he’s come to the bullseye.
On the campaign trail, President Trump offered up a prediction about gas prices and transportation policy.
“If Biden got in, you’d be paying $7, $8, $9. Then they’d say, ‘Get rid of your car.’”
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According to AAA, the national average for gas prices is $4.593 a gallon. While not quite at $7 a gallon, prices have steadily risen since President Biden took office.
The Biden administration is still trying to push the #PutinPriceHike as the culprit for pain at the pump. Still, this week Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm got owned by Senator Josh Hawley when she tried to push that narrative. His response:
“In January 2021, the average gas price in my state was $2.07. Eight months later, eight months later, long before Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine, that price was up over 30% and it’s been going up consistently since.”
It’s time to stop trying to make #PutinPriceHike a thing; it’s not working.
President Trump was spot on with his prediction that the answer this administration would provide for rising gas prices would be to get rid of our cars.
Democratic Wunderkind Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on March 7th:
“Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings to the American people as well. Last month we announced the $5 billion investment for a nationwide electric vehicle charging network, so that people from rural, to suburban, to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.”
Thankfully, our friends at TownHall compiled video of both Trump’s prediction, and Buttigieg’s great EV advice:
Trump in 2020: “If Biden got in, you’d be paying $7, $8, $9. Then they’d say ‘get rid of your car!'”
Pete Buttigieg this week: If gas prices are too high, just buy an electric car! pic.twitter.com/6xGcptsKD3
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 8, 2022
I’m sure that provides a lot of relief for all of us regular Americans who can’t afford an EV. Sure, why not go into debt now for that sweet tax rebate for purchasing an EV?
— The Hill (@thehill) November 29, 2021
And those EV charging stations have got to be a welcome sight to the truck drivers out there delivering goods like lumber, baby formula, food, and all the other things we all need.
Meanwhile, gas stations in Washington state have started to reprogram their pumps to allow for $10 per gallon. I mean, no big deal, aren’t we all just teleworking anyway?
The Stock Market Will Crash
At one of the debates in 2020, Trump said: “If he’s elected, the stock market will crash.”
Far-left pundit Ron Filipkowski thought sharing that prediction one year ago was a great example of how wrong Trump was.
Not so funny today, is it?
Always so prescient. “If he’s elected, the stock market will crash.” pic.twitter.com/QFd5Im0Rzw
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) May 6, 2021
As anyone with stocks or a 401k can tell you, Trump was spot on.
Here’s an all-too-typical headline: Dow drops 1,100 points for its biggest decline since 2020 as the sell-off this year on Wall Street intensifies
Great job, Ron!
Trump Was On A Roll
Foreshadowing was President Trump’s strong suit. On the campaign trail, he claimed that if Biden were to win:
“He’ll bury you in regulations, dismantle your police departments, dissolve our borders, confiscate your guns, terminate religious liberty, destroy your suburbs.”
Now isn’t that enough to give you goosebumps? So let’s dive into this quote a little further.
With rising crime across the nation, there have been fewer calls to defund the police, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a police crisis starting to bubble up in the background. Trying to recruit and retain good police officers is a challenge for many departments.
This shouldn’t surprise us, given the type of abuse law enforcement has had to put up with primarily from the left. A survey by Calibre Press of over 10,000 officers found that only 7% would recommend being a cop to their own kids. Who can blame them?
Meanwhile, El Paso, Texas, is postured to declare a state of emergency with the lifting of Title 42 right around the corner. Last month the number of illegal immigrants that came through the border reached 234,088.
And now we are seeing school districts starting to push a policy that would suspend or worse, students who ‘maliciously misgender’ other students. No doubt, if we were to follow the string on that one, it leads right to either the Department of Health and Human Services or the teacher’s unions.
So it’s only a matter of time before this nonsense bleeds into the workforce.
What Else Is In The Crystal Ball?
It’s hard to think that it could worsen, but if we want to know what might be around the corner, we should probably just ask Trump.
Maybe if he decides to come back to Twitter, we can get a heads up on what fresh hell awaits us. Or perhaps we’d rather be surprised…because I mean, it’s SO nice not to read mean tweets anymore, am I right?
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