The Trump campaign released a new ad Friday, set to air in Pennsylvania, exposing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s plans to ban fracking and destroy the energy industry.
The ad features Jen, a fracking technician, who warns that if Biden is elected he will terminate her job and thousands of others in Pennsylvania, which she describes as “a fossil fuel state.”
President Donald Trump pressed Biden to clarify his stance on fracking during Thursday night’s final presidential debate.
“I have never said I oppose fracking,” Biden claimed.
“You said it on tape,” Trump fired back.
“I—show the tape, put it on your website,” Biden stammered.
The Trump team gladly accepted the challenge from Biden, and within a matter of moments, posted video of Biden’s contradicting statements on Twitter:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2020
The video also features Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, consistently opposing fracking. Of course this makes sense, since Harris is a proud co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, the radical leftist legislation which would effectively ban fracking.
Kamala Harris in a CNN townhall – "There is no question I am in favor of banning fracking,"
She is running on the ticket with Joe Biden. https://t.co/Gvk1iZELnF
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 31, 2020
Just as Thursday’s debate was wrapping up, Trump also pressured Biden into admitting he wants to end the U.S. oil industry.
“Would you close down the oil industry?” President Donald Trump asked.
“I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” Biden replied.
The anti-energy industry look isn’t a good one for Biden, especially in several swing states in play this election. If we learned anything from the 2016 election, it’s that blue-collar states want the oil and gas industry protected. Hillary Clinton came out with her own strong stance against the energy industry, saying in 2016, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” This didn’t sit well with blue-collar union Democrats who did their own flip-flopping and voted for Trump, who ended up beating Clinton in Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes.