WASHINGTON — With gas prices rising above $3.50 a gallon in all but one state, Americans are getting hit hard at the pump. But billionaire and presidential aspirant Donald Trump thinks he has the solution: Simply tell OPEC to cut prices.
Trump blamed gas costs on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a conglomerate of developing nations responsible for 40 percent of global oil supplies. He said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that lowering the price of gas is as easy as telling OPEC’s members to do so — something he believes President Obama is incapable of.
When host Candy Crowley argued that the United States can’t control OPEC, Trump disagreed, saying our country only needs “brain power.”