Trump promised CEOs a pro-oil policy and demanded $1 billion

What happened

At a dinner at Mar-a-Lago on April 11, former President Donald Trump told top oil executives and lobbyists that they should jointly contribute $1 billion to his re-election campaign, claiming it would be a “deal” because it would immediately reverse the president’s environmental and pro-green policies Joe Biden’s electric vehicle regulations, The Washington Post and other news organizations reported on Thursday. Politico reported Wednesday that the oil industry is “preparing signature-ready executive orders” for Trump.

“What Trump offered is completely legal and absolutely corrupt,” David Graham said in The Atlantic. Maybe “American politics would be healthier if all politicians were so transparent” about such “transactionalism.”

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