During the final presidential debate Thursday night, President Donald Trump claimed that his Democratic opponent Joe Biden has said in the past he supported banning fracking, despite Biden saying now that he has never supported a ban.
Biden insisted he has never supported banning fracking and challenged Trump to prove it – so he did.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2020
Trump Releases Biden Videos Clips
Biden said, “I have never said I oppose fracking.” Trump replied, “You said it on tape!”
“Show the tape,” Biden shot back. “Put it on your website. The fact of the matter is he’s flat lying.”
Team Trump sent out this tweet moments after that exchange.
Within a matter of moments, Trump’s team tweeted out a video of Biden making the remarks.
FACT CHECK: Joe Biden LIED about his comments on fracking. He’s said many times that he wants to end fracking.
CNN’s Daniel Dale: “Trump is correct, Biden did make anti-fracking comments in 2019 and 2020, and Trump was not lying.” pic.twitter.com/8lMOLomAYy
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 23, 2020
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Joe Biden said to play the tape of him saying he opposed fracking.
Well, President @realDonaldTrump played the tape at his rally just days ago!
AWKWARD 😳 pic.twitter.com/JnxC8kxk1k
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) October 23, 2020
Joe Biden Says He Would End The Oil Industry
President Trump and Biden also tangled over whether or not the Democratic presidential nominee would shut down the oil industry.
Trump asked Biden, “Would you close down the oil industry?
Biden replied, “I would transition from the oil industry, yes.
Oh, that’s a big statement,” Trump replied.
“It is a big statement,” Biden said.
Trump just got Biden to say he wants to end the oil industry. Wild.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 23, 2020
NBC News debate moderator Kristen Welker asked Biden, “Why would you do that?”
“Because the oil industry pollutes,” Biden said. “It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time.”
“And I’d stop giving federal subsidies to the oil industry,” Biden added. “He won’t give federal subsidies to solar and wind. Why are we giving it to the oil industry?”
Trump responded, “We actually do give it to solar and wind. And that’s maybe the biggest statement, in terms of business, because basically what he’s saying is he’s going to destroy the oil industry.”
Trump then made sure states that would be affected by a President Biden’s oil policies was hearing all this.
“Will you remember that, Texas?” Trump said, adding, “Will you remember that, Pennsylvania? Oklahoma? Ohio?”
Will they remember? We will find out on November 3rd.
CNN (!) Fact Checks Joe
Even CNN got in on the action. Both on TV (below) and in an article, the news station reported: Fact check: Biden falsely claims he never opposed fracking.
Say what you will about the Trump era, but one thing is for certain. Wonders never cease.
CNN fact checks Joe Biden on fracking: “Trump is correct…it's just false for Biden to say that he never said he opposed fracking”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 23, 2020
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