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Trump bragged about low gas prices last summer and now they’ve soared — here’s why it’s his fault

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Last summer, Donald Trump bragged about gas prices, falsely claiming that the low prices were the lowest “in over ten years.”

But while he wanted to take credit last year, this year Trump has been silent as prices have soared because of his policies.

Memorial Day is the biggest driving holiday of the year, experts say. And gas prices are up 31 percent year-over-year this holiday weekend, CNN Money reports. This is the highest prices have been during Memorial Day since 2014.

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Part of the blame is the Obama economy, which continues to roar on and cause people to drive and spend money.

But Trump’s policies have also increased costs.

The biggest jump came from Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. Iran is the fifth-largest producer of oil in the world, and US oil prices shot up above $70 a barrel right when Trump announced the United States is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

While many do not notice gas prices, they can squeeze the economy and lead to anger, as Politico reported today.

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“The increased cost of fuel is already wiping out a big chunk of the benefit Americans received from the GOP tax cuts,” Politico wrote. “And things could get worse as summer approaches following the administration’s standoff with Iran and a move by oil-producing nations to tighten supplies.”

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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