Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s claims on not opposing fracking was fact-checked by the left-leaning media giant, CNN, and found that President Trump was, in fact, correct in saying Biden is strongly against it.
Even the media giant CNN had to fact check Joe Biden’s fracking claim shortly after the heated second debate between the two presidentiables.
CNN correspondent Daniel Dale stated, “It’s just false for Biden to say that he never said he opposed fracking.”
Dale said, “So, in this case, Trump is correct. Biden did make anti-fracking comments during the Democratic primary in 2019 and 2020, and Trump was not lying.”
The news outlet then played a video clip showing Biden speaking about fracking in the 2019 primary when asked if he would support fossil fuels, including coal and fracking under his administration.
Biden answered, “No, we will work it out. We will make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those – either of any fossil fuel.”
Dale then said that he “clearly was at least very strongly suggesting that he was an opponent.
According to the correspondent, the former vice president’s actual policy position is not the same, adding, “We had this weird, semi-comical cycle during the primary where Biden would make these broad anti-fracking comments, and then his campaign spokespeople would have to say, no, no, that’s not his actual plan, his actual plan, as it is today, is a ban on new leases for oil and gas on public land only.”
Dale continued to say Biden made “some flat false claims.”
President Donald Trump grilled Biden during the debate on his fracking opposition stance.
Biden, in his usual dementia state, denied the allegation and accused the president of lying. He even dared Trump to “put it on your website” as evidence.
Dem candidate Biden said, “I have never said I oppose fracking.”
President Trump responded, “You said it on tape!”
“Show the tape,” the former VP shot back. “Put it on your website. The fact of the matter is he’s flat-lying.”
President Trump shared the video after the debate, containing several clips of Joe and running mate Kamala Harris telling media that they oppose fracking, or at least “strongly suggest against it.”
You remember now, Joe?