ICYMI: There’s a word for Trump’s entire week of Big Oil stories that’s escaping us. Can you help?

Washington, D.C. – We’re struggling to come up with a word that describes the barrage of stories this week on Donald Trump’s $1 billion ask of Big Oil and Big Oil’s spending in the presidential race. We’re pretty sure it starts with “B”—maybe even “Br— any chance you can help narrow it down?

The Washington Post, Thursday, May 9:  “As Donald Trump sat with some of the country’s top oil executives at his Mar-a-Lago Club last month, one executive complained about how they continued to face burdensome environmental regulations despite spending $400 million to lobby the Biden administration in the last year. Trump’s response stunned several of the executives in the room overlooking the ocean:  You all are wealthy enough, he 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, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private conversation. 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.”

Politico, Wednesday, May 8: The U.S. oil industry is drawing up ready-to-sign executive orders for Donald Trump aimed at pushing natural gas exports, cutting drilling costs and increasing offshore oil leases in case he wins a second term, according to energy executives with direct knowledge of the work.” … “One energy company lawyer said”… “We’re going to have to write exactly what we want, actually spoon feeding the administration. There’s 27-page drafts moving around Washington.”

Heatmap, Friday, May 3: According to new analysis by the strategic communications group Climate Power, allies of Big Oil pumped more than $6.4 million into Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee in just the first three months of 2024 — on pace to surpass the $6.9 million the industry contributed in all of 2023.

Any guesses? Any good words? Br..Brutal! That’s what describes this, brutal. Hey, thanks for listening.