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When it comes to exposing the duplicitous nature of his opponent in the November election, President Donald Trump “has no chill.”
That’s the assessment of OANN correspondent Jack Posobiec in response to Trump setting up a giant video screen Tuesday night at a rally in Erie, Pa., to play footage of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, insisting that they will ban fracking — Biden said in a recent Philadelphia town hall he does not want to ban fracking.
Fracking is a key issue in the battleground state of Pennsylvania, and Trump hit it over and over Tuesday night, and also called out the “fake news” media for not reporting on it.
“I guarantee you, we’re going to end fossil fuels. No new fracking. I’d gradually move away from fracking,” Biden says in the mashup of clips.
President Trump in Pennsylvania just played a montage of Joe Biden & Kamala saying they will ban fracking. This is the 1st time he has done this at rally! pic.twitter.com/dhleIu3O3q
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) October 20, 2020
“Right now, he’s got bigger problems than fracking,” the president told the crowd. “It’s called the laptop from hell.”
Trump said the mashup was “an original Donald Trump Broadway play.”
“First time I have ever pulled it out,” he said. “I had it done specifically for the people of Erie because you guys like energy. You like being energy independent.”
“Your fracking and mining industries will be outlawed, exiled, eradicated and totally extinguished And you know it because it’s not up to Sleepy Joe, he’s gonzo. It’s up to the others in the party,” Trump added, as he pointed to his head.
“Only by voting for me can you save your fracking in Pennsylvania,” he said. “You are going to reject the radical left.”
Trump won the state narrowly in 2016 and told supporters, “If we win Pennsylvania we win the whole thing.”
The Trump campaign shared the video montage online after the rally:
Here’s the video of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris that President Trump just played tonight for thousands of Pennsylvanians!
A vote for Biden and Harris is a vote to kill Pennsylvania’s fracking jobs. pic.twitter.com/w2cCS7cOSS
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 21, 2020
Interestingly, GOP political consultant Karl Rove suggested last week that Trump use large video screens at rallies to play footage of Biden and Harris flip-flopping on issues like fracking.
“He’s a showman,” Rove said of Trump in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “He needs to figure out how to do this.”
There was plenty of applause online for the use of the video screen, here’s a sampling of the responses from Twitter:
Speaking about Sleepy Joe Biden, @realDonaldTrump says,
“He’s got bigger problems than #fracking. You know what it is called?
— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) October 20, 2020
Can’t get over it. Trump bought a giant TV screen so he could dunk on Biden at the rallies in realtime. This man has no chill.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 21, 2020
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) October 20, 2020
At his rally, President Trump playing a highlight reel of Joe Biden talking about getting rid of fracking pic.twitter.com/JlwsuB0hZ0
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 20, 2020
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) October 21, 2020
Trump rallies now with video! A clip is playing with news coverage on Biden’s positions on fracking.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) October 20, 2020
Actually, I guess it was video. I didn’t see it on tv, but the crowd did
— Stonewall Jackson (@1776Stonewall) October 20, 2020
President @realDonaldTrump runs video clips of all the times Joe Biden saying he was going to end fracking & showing it to the Erie Pennsylvania rally crowd🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/zb7w1b7j2s
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Miguelifornia (@michaelbeatty3) October 20, 2020
Trump has now thrown to video, a montage of clips of Biden and Harris speaking about curtailing and banning fracking, but then he pivots away quickly:
“Right now he’s got bigger problems than fracking…you know what it’s called? ‘The laptop from hell.'”
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) October 20, 2020
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