Shortly after the presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, CNN was forced to fact check Biden on his fracking claim.
CNN reporter Daniel Dale said that “it’s just false for Biden to say that he never said he opposed fracking.”
Dale stated, “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.”
CNN then played a clip of Biden in a debate speaking about fracking. Dale then said that he “clearly was at least very strongly suggesting that he was an opponent. Now the thing about this, the nuance here, is that was never Biden’s actual policy position. So, 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. So, Biden is not actually proposing a complete fracking ban, but it’s just false for Biden to say that he never said he opposed fracking.”
Dale went on to say that Biden made “some flat false claims.”
On Thursday evening during the debate, Biden got grilled by President Donald Trump for his previous fracking claims.
Biden accused President Trump of lying and told him to provide him with video evidence after the debate.
Biden claimed, “I have never said I oppose fracking.”
President 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.”
Shortly thereafter, President Trump provided the clips. You are welcome, Joe!
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