At a rally in the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, President Donald Trump used a new, creative tactic to expose the anti-fracking plans of his opponents, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
On a huge screen behind the crowd of supporters, the president played a video that showed clips of Biden and Harris speaking of their plans to eliminate fracking, The Hill reported.
Fracking and energy independence are big issues for many voters in Pennsylvania, as strict regulations or an outright ban on the industry would cost thousands of people in the state their jobs and livelihoods.
“We would make sure it’s eliminated”
“This is an original Donald Trump Broadway play,” Trump told the crowd before the video played. “First time I have ever pulled it out. I had it done specifically for the people of Erie because you guys like energy. You like being energy independent.”
Biden and Harris are seen in the video saying on numerous occasions that they are against fracking and fossil fuels.
“We would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those, either — any fossil fuel,” Biden told CNN’s Dana Bash when she asked if there was a place in a Biden administration for fracking.
In footage taken during her primary run, Harris said there is “no question” she would ban fracking and that it is “critically important” for there to be no more fossil fuel leases on public lands. See the clip below:
Changing their stories
Despite their previous statements, Biden and Harris now claim they would not ban fracking — or at least not completely.
“Joe Biden will not end fracking, he has been very clear about that,” Harris said during the vice presidential debate earlier this month, Fox News reported.
What the Democratic candidates don’t like to talk about is the fact that far-left Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) helped craft the Biden/Harris platform on energy and environmental policies, which closely resemble the radical Green New Deal that was supported by Harris in the Senate.
It’s clear that Biden and Harris will say anything to get elected, and, as Trump pointed out to the Pennsylvania crowd, “the fake news doesn’t do anything about it. They don’t even talk to him about it.”