"This Would Have Never Happened Without Me!" Trump Takes Credit for Shell Plant Announced Under Obama

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Yeah there a lots of sources, that's why I sought out the actual Shell press releases.

There were projects all over the nation that got put on hold because of the anemic growth in the Obamaconomy.

The project was announced in 2012 and the first phase of construction was started in 2015.
Trump had nothing to do with it.
 

Libertine

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Maybe one day Trump will learn to lie and funnel taxpayer cash to special interest contributors on the scale that Obama did, dishing out billions in no strings attached cash for doing nothing:

Hot air? White House takes credit for Bush-era wind farm jobs

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is crediting its anti-recession stimulus plan with creating up to 50,000 jobs on dozens of wind farms, even though many of those wind farms were built before the stimulus money began to flow or even before President Barack Obama was inaugurated.


Out of 70 major wind farms that received the $4.4 billion in federal energy grants through the stimulus program, public records show that 11, which received a total of $600 million, erected their wind towers during the Bush administration. And a total of 19 wind farms, which received $1.3 billion, were built before any of the stimulus money was distributed. (See a list of the projects here.)
 
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May 2012
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Neither of those things are in the Associated Press article.
The plant was approved and announced in 2012. Site construction began in 2015.
It was being built no matter who was president.


"Despite Trump’s claims, Shell announced its plans to build the complex in 2012, midway through President Barack Obama’s term in the White House."

Trump claims credit for Shell plant announced under Obama
You apparently missed the sarcasm.

But hey, thanks for eventually adding a link.

Better late then never huh?
 

boontito

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"This would have never happened without me!"

LOL

That's how Trump says "You didn't build that".
 
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This is idiotic.. Nobody drills on Federal land.. Never have. Fracking has been around since 1960.. but not in the US.. So when domestic producers began fracking they made a real mess of it.

Where'd you dig-up all that fantasy stuff regarding "Nobody drills on Federal land. Never have"? There is drilling on federal lands, and has been for a long time. Leases of federal lands is business.

The Drilling Boom On Federal Lands Is Driven More By Price Than Policy

As for fracking, while it has has been around a long while that was the infant days. The 21st century ushered in huge improvements in the technology and equipment. Thus we have the fracking boom/revolution in America.

And Øbama indeed tried to stop fracking on federal lands and a federal judge tossed that out.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Obama Administration's Fracking Rules
 
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Dec 2014
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Maybe one day Trump will learn to lie and funnel taxpayer cash to special interest contributors on the scale that Obama did, dishing out billions in no strings attached cash for doing nothing:

Hot air? White House takes credit for Bush-era wind farm jobs

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is crediting its anti-recession stimulus plan with creating up to 50,000 jobs on dozens of wind farms, even though many of those wind farms were built before the stimulus money began to flow or even before President Barack Obama was inaugurated.


Out of 70 major wind farms that received the $4.4 billion in federal energy grants through the stimulus program, public records show that 11, which received a total of $600 million, erected their wind towers during the Bush administration. And a total of 19 wind farms, which received $1.3 billion, were built before any of the stimulus money was distributed. (See a list of the projects here.)

DIFFERENT!
 
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They started construction in 2015. Don't you know the Shell executives despise this buffoon.
I did not see many happy faces behind Trump. They were angry that they had to stay past their 3 PM shift.

Trump thanked the Executives for such a lovely concrete platform on the roof, never mind it is raining. We have umbrellas , lovely umbrellas.

Heard the latest? Now we have Epstein/ Barr. Joyce Vance said Barr should recuse himself.
 
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