Donald J. Trump, former President of the United States, announced his re-election-Election bid at his Mar-You can find more information at-Lago resort in Florida. During his speech, he discussed U.S. energy policy, the border wall, and tax cuts. We This is the result of our accuracy check on the speech.

Trump exaggerated the oil and gas record.

“Gas prices have reached the highest levels in history. And expect them to go much higher now that the strategic national reserves, which I filled up, have been virtually drained in order to keep gasoline prices lower just prior to the election. Joe Biden has intentionally surrendered our energy independence,” Trump stated.

This is exaggerated.

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was not fully emptied by Mr. Trump, nor has it been nearly emptied by Mr. Biden. It has been the largest oil storage facility under former President Barack Obama since 1977 when the first oil was transferred to the stockpile. about 726 million barrels. Trump’s administration, it fluctuated between 634 and 695 million barrels. It has dropped to 445 million barrels under Mr. Biden in August, the latest month.

The Idee that the United States gained “energy independence” Under Mr. Trump and reversed under Mr. Biden is also misleading.

The United States was a strong country even before Donald Trump became president. had been projected To be a net exporter of energy in 2020 “because favorable geology and technological developments result in the production of oil and natural gas at lower costs,” According to the Energy Information Administration.

The Country became a net exporter of petroleum In 2020, it will be the first time since at most 1949. That remained the case in 2021. It was made into a net exporter of natural gas It was the same in 2018 as it is today. exports reaching record levels In 2021.

The term “energy independence” This could also indicate that the United States didn’t rely on imports at all. This, too, is false. The United States will still be the dominant country in 2020. imported 7.9 million barrels Daily consumption of crude oil, and other petroleum products

Trump’s An incomplete border wall didn’t stop illegal immigration or drugs.

“When the wall was finished, that’s how we set all these records. We have records that nobody can even compete with right now. It’s a disaster. I believe it’s 10 million people coming in, not three or four million people, they’re pouring into our country. We have no idea who they are and where they come from. We have no idea what is happening to our country and we are being poisoned,” Donald J. Trump spoke.

False.

The Trump administration constructed 453 mile border wall in four years. Most of the new barriers were reinforced or replace existing structures. Nearly 47 miles were brand new primary barriers. The United States’ southwestern border with Mexico is over 1,900 miles.

The An indicator of those who crossed unrecognized could be the number of illegal migrants that are stopped at the border. The Numbers could also indicate more effective enforcement.

Border patrol agents arrested roughly 400,000 unauthorized migrants In the 2020 fiscal year. During that year — the last full year under Mr. Trump — the coronavirus pandemic caused disruptions to travel and migration across the world. Officials also confiscated about 707,000 pounds of drugs The southwestern border.

Other factors, besides border security, also have an impact on migration patterns and drug smuggling. These include the economic and security situation of the country of origin, demand and supply of drugs, terrain, and climate conditions.

“Changes in drug smuggling cannot always be directly linked to changes in border security efforts,” the Congressional Research Service has noted.

Trump’s Tax cuts were not the greatest in history.

“Businesses were pouring back because of our historic tax and regulation cuts, the biggest in both categories in history, bigger even than what Ronald Reagan was able to produce. And he produced a lot,” Trump stated.

False.

Trump has repeatedly falsely claimed that the 2017 tax cuts he signed into legislation are the “Trump Effect”. “largest” in history.

According to a report According to the Treasury Department, the Reagan tax cut of 1981 is the largest in terms of percentage (2.9 percent of GDP) and the lowest in federal revenue (13.3 percent). The Obama’s 2012 tax cuts reflected the biggest inflation reduction-Adjusted dollars: $321 billion per year Comparatively, Mr. Trump’s 2017 tax cuts were approximately $150 billion per year and about 0.9 percent gross domestic product.