Donald Trump Rages at Joe Biden Over Gas Crisis: 'They Want to Destroy Our Country'

Donald Trump took aim at President Joe Biden over rising fuel prices in a new interview while suggesting the U.S. was more prosperous when he was in the White House.

While speaking to Mark Levin on his show, Life, Liberty, and Levin, the former president was asked how he felt about being blamed for the fuel crisis.

Last week, Newsweek reported on the ongoing surge in gasoline prices and how it differs by state.

The national average price for regular gas is $3.411 per gallon but that is not the case for all states. For some states on the West Coast, the price is much higher than the average.

While speaking about President Biden, Levin said: "Whatever Donald Trump did, he wants to reverse it.

"When it collapses he blames Donald Trump. Does that annoy the hell out of you when you are watching it every night?"

Trump in response accused the Biden administration of lying and damaging the oil industry.

He also praised his administration for making progress regarding drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)

He said: "I knew this during the debates and during the election. I said your gas will go to $7 and then it will go much higher, that is exactly what is happening.

"They lied during all of this, they didn't say they were going to close up the oil industry."

He continued: "I did something that Ronald Reagan couldn't do, I got ANWR approved in Alaska.

"It is the biggest oil site probably in the world, probably as large as Saudi Arabia, maybe larger.

"Nobody could get it done, I got it done and nobody could believe it.

"They just ended it and they ended all drilling, they ended leases.

"We were bigger, we are energy independent and when I left we were bigger than Russia and Saudi Arabia.

"In one year we would have been bigger than both combined, it is one of the great assets.

"We have oil, I call it gold under our land, China has none, a big disadvantage for China."

Trump went on to complain about the focus on environmental issues but also claimed that he was an environmentalist.

He also added that there was not enough discussion around making the country great anymore.

He said: "They are taking it away, all I see today is about the environment.

"I am a big environmentalist, believe it or not, clean air and clean water, they want to destroy our country.

"You don't see about making our country great anymore, you don't see about factories opening anymore.

"All you see and all you hear is about the environment."

Trump moved on to raise an issue with Russia, China, and India not making the significant changes to their climate change impacts.

Over 100 countries agreed to drastically cut their methane emissions at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

However, the top three leaders, China, Russia, and India did not sign and agree to this.

Donald Trump's office and the White House have been contacted by Newsweek for comment.

Donald Trump slams Joe Biden over fuel
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the Rally To Protect Our Elections conference on July 24, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. Donald Trump took aim at Joe Biden over the ongoing fuel crisis in the US. Brandon Bell/Getty Images