Trump boasts about checking gas prices while in motorcade: 'You think Hillary Clinton would've done that?'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE on Monday credited his administration's policies for the price of gas and swiped at 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE, suggesting that she would not stop to admire low gas prices.

Speaking to the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans, Trump told the crowd that he enjoys taking note of gas prices as he drives by gas stations in the presidential motorcade. 

"I’m riding in this incredible car, and I’m driving and I’m looking at gas stations to see how much is the gas," Trump said. "You think Hillary Clinton would’ve done that? I don’t think so."


"I’m in the Beast," he continued, referencing the name for the vehicle the president rides in. "The world’s most expensive car. It’s like being in an army tank that goes 50 miles per hour. I’m in the Beast and I’m looking at the gas station. I say, 'fellas, slow up, I can’t see.' I say, '$1.75!' That didn’t happen by accident, folks."

Trump's aside about gas prices came after he highlighted his administration's efforts to expand the estate tax exemption and to extend the sale of E15, a fuel blend that contains higher amounts of ethanol but that carries the risk of increased pollution.

The president earlier Monday cited gas prices and increased U.S. oil production as evidence he is not working for Russia in the wake of a New York Times report that the FBI opened an inquiry to determine if Trump was working on behalf of Russian interests.

Much of the president's speech to the farmers convention was focused on his push for a wall along the southern border, which is at the heart of a prolonged partial government shutdown. He touched on tariffs, deregulation and ongoing trade negotiations with China as well.