Chuck Schumer, the minority Senate leader, has been vocal about standing against Trump ever since he took office. However, as the Trump administration is proving itself more successful each day, Schumer is running out of things to complain about and has resorted to making things up.
Schumer was caught in a lie recently when speaking on ABC’s This Week where he told host George Stephanopoulos that gas prices don’t ever go down, when in reality gas prices are at 12-year lows thanks to the Trump administration. (via The Blaze)
Speaking on Sunday, Schumer said, “Gas prices are sticky – you know, when the domestic price goes, uh, when the, uh, the price for oil goes up on the markets, it goes right up but it never goes down,” claimed the senator. “How the heck did we let Exxon and Mobil merge?” (via Breitbart)
However, The Federal Reserve of Minneapolis corrected Schumer’s faulty understanding of economics, saying, “We all know that some prices change more frequently than others: Digits at the gas pump vary daily, but haircut prices rarely budge. Haircuts, then, are a sticky-price item and gasoline is not.” (via Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
Even worse for Schumer, gas prices are at a record low average of $2.39 per gallon down from $2.47 since President Trump assumed office, with prices dipping as low as $2.23 during Independence Day weekend. In truth, the market has shown tremendous confidence in the president, and the economy is beginning to reap the benefits.
In fact, this isn’t the first time Schumer has been caught lying to further an anti-Trump agenda. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley called out Schumer for lying when he claimed Trump was under investigation at a time when Schumer knew otherwise.
Grassley described how Comey, while he was still director of the FBI, had told him, along with “the gang of eight,” of which Schumer was a member, that Trump was not being investigated. “But even after Mr. Comey told the gang of eight that the president was not under investigation, the minority leader told the media that the president was under investigation and of course that further helped feed media storm – Hysteria. He knew it wasn’t true,” said the senator. “So the media was wrong. So the Democrats were wrong. So the wild speculation and conspiracy theories ended up harming our country.” (via Daily Caller)
With Schumer’s past of making misleading statements about the president firmly established, people shouldn’t be surprised that he made such an incorrect comment as this latest.
Gas prices are at an all-time low under President Trump. Do you think President Trump’s policies are improving the economy?
Some will remember an instance where Schumer supposedly shed tears over a piece of Trump’s legislation that barred immigration from several Middle Eastern and North African countries. Many thought the sentiments were fake, including the former head of the NYPD who said, “I never saw the man cry…That whole scene…I found it quite appalling. You didn’t cry on September 11th. (via Fox News)
Schumer’s blatant falsehood about gas prices is unacceptable. It’s okay for Schumer to dislike President Trump and to oppose him politically, but it is unacceptable that Schumer would lie outright just because it benefits his anti-Trump narrative.
Whether Democrat or Republican, we should expect more from our representatives.