OPEC under Trump fire

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As domestic gasoline prices surged to their highest level in three years, President Trump railed against the OPEC oil cartel on Friday, declaring that the group was unjustifiably manipulating supplies for selfish gain.

“Looks like OPEC is at it again,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter. “Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!”

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries makes an easy scapegoat for American politicians. It has been a target of derision by American leaders since the Arab oil embargo of 1973 caused long lines at the pump and badly damaged the economy.

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