Joe Biden may have ended his campaign last night. Although he started out by saying he would not end fracking, he immediately said that he would transition from oil products, which is exactly what fracking does produce. If people were paying attention, Biden lost at least Ohio and Pennsylvania, and possibly Minnesota on that comment.
A huge part of the economy in Ohio and Pennsylvania comes from fracking and the high paying jobs associated with it. In Minnesota, Democrats have tried to shut down their mining operations. That would kill many jobs that people depend on to feed their families. Those are also good-paying jobs. When you tell people they are going to do away with your job, they tend to believe it.
Here is the exchange between Trump and Biden:
“Would he close down the oil industry?” Trump asked. “Would you close down the oil industry?”
“I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” Biden responded.
“That’s a big statement,” Trump shot back.
“It is a big statement, because … the oil industry pollutes significantly,” Biden emphasized, later adding: “It has to be replaced by renewable energy over time, over time. And I’d stop giving to the oil industry — I’d stop giving them federal subsidies. [Trump] won’t give federal subsidies to solar and wind. Why are we giving it to the oil industry?
“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 is going to destroy the oil industry. Will you remember that, Texas? Will you remember that, Pennsylvania? Oklahoma?” Trump concluded.
Here is how others saw Biden’s statement:
“Trump campaign is gonna roll out a massive ad buy in Pennsylvania with that idiotic Biden answer about oil. Unless someone shows me a map with a path to victory for Biden when he loses Florida (which he will) and Pennsylvania, that might have sealed the deal tonight.”
“Joe Biden just said he would transition from the oil industry. That means kill the oil industry. The moderator’s response ‘why would you do that?’ was hilarious. She sounded confused why he would do this to his campaign. His far left plan slipped out. Massive error by Joe.”
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“Biden defense team (the media) working overtime to say that Biden‘s biggest error — saying he wants to end the oil industry — is no big deal and isn’t that what we all say in our hearts anyway? Oil industry one of the largest in the country and particularly in some key states.”
Welcome to four more years of President Trump.