Nearly a half century after the OPEC oil embargo almost brought the US to its knees, we’re now the worlds largest oil producer rather than consumer, and Trump is trying to jack up oil prices.

That’s normally Presidential suicide, but Trump is trying to protect the US oil industry.

Oil be back - Donald Trump’s big bet - Checks and Balances

A wise economic strategy for the US would have to carefully balance protecting the oil industry while encouraging clean energy production, such as solar. But Trump doesn’t do subtle – his only move is smashing things with a hammer and grabbing gold and power for himself and his cronies.

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner