In response to Donald Trump asking Big Oil and Gas CEOs to fund his campaign while vowing to roll back environmental regulations, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“Climate denier Donald Trump will do anything for his Big Oil and Gas special interest backers — as long as they donate $1 billion to his campaign. While President Biden tackles the climate crisis head on and invests in new sustainable industries, Trump is begging his ultra-wealthy friends to save his cash-strapped campaign by promising to gut environmental protections and threaten jobs for hardworking Americans. Trump is gladly selling out our planet and our economy to anyone who will write him a check – but the American people are done with his shady political games.”

NEW: Donald Trump asked Big Oil and Gas CEOs to give $1 billion to his campaign and vowed to immediately roll back environmental regulations if reelected.

Washington Post: “What Trump promised oil CEOs as he asked them to steer $1 billion to his campaign”

“You all are wealthy enough, [Trump] said, that you should raise $1 billion to return me to the White House. At the dinner, he vowed to immediately reverse dozens of President Biden’s environmental rules and policies and stop new ones from being enacted, according to people with knowledge of the meeting.”

“Giving $1 billion would be a ‘deal,’ Trump said, because of the taxation and regulation they would avoid thanks to him, according to the people. … Trump’s remarkably blunt and transactional pitch reveals how the former president is targeting the oil industry to finance his reelection bid.”

“The contrast between the two candidates on climate policy could not be more stark. … Trump has called climate change a “hoax,” and his administration weakened or wiped out more than 125 environmental rules and policies over four years.”

“Despite Trump’s huge fundraising ask, oil donors and their allies have yet to donate hundreds of millions to his campaign. They have contributed more than $6.4 million to Trump’s joint fundraising committee in the first three months of this year, according to an analysis by the advocacy group Climate Power.”

The Guardian: “Trump promised US oil bosses to scrap climate laws for $1bn donation”

Trump is running on an extreme agenda that puts his wealthy Big Oil and Gas friends over hardworking Americans.

Rolling Stone: “Oil Industry Licks Its Chops for Potential Trump Win as Climate Experts Sound Alarm”

Politico: “‘A little bold and gross’: Oil industry writes executive orders for Trump to sign”

Washington Post: “Trump rails against wind energy in fundraising pitch to oil executives”

“‘I hate wind,’ Trump told the executives over a meal of chopped steak at his Mar-a-Lago Club and resort in Florida.

“Trump’s comments reveal how he is wooing potential donors with his long-standing hostility to wind farms and pledges to halt this form of renewable energy if he returns to office. His stance poses a potential threat to one of the linchpins of America’s clean-energy transition, according to more than a dozen Trump allies, energy experts and offshore wind industry officials.”

Bloomberg: “Donald Trump is the oil and gas industry’s undisputed top pick for the Republican presidential nomination as energy sector donors shower his candidacy with nearly 10 times the amount of money as they gave his challenger Nikki Haley.”

Washington Post: “Trump turns to oil barons to boost his White House bid”

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