Incumbent President Donald Trump doubled down on his fossil fuel and traditionalist strategy this week as he accepted the Republican nomination at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“We’ve done things that nobody thought were possible. Like, for example, the Keystone pipeline. We got that approved. The Dakota Access pipeline. They were all bogged down, right? Right? We’ve got things that they said you couldn’t get done. We’re energy independent,” President Trump told the convention crowd.
While he’s willing to support renewable projects – particularly hydroelectric projects, due to the associated construction of massive dams – President Trump made it clear that he will continue to support the fossil fuel industry. This includes hydraulic fracturing, which his opponent Joe Biden opposes, Kallanish understands.
He highlighted his strategy by referencing a poll by Democratic engine Public Policy Polling that showed Biden with a one-point lead in Texas going into the election.
“They want no guns. They want no oil and gas. And they want no God. No God. It’s no religion, no guns, no oil and gas. I don’t think you’re going to do too good in Texas,” President Trump said. “George Washington could come back from the dead and he could choose as his VP candidate the late, great Abraham Lincoln. And you’re not going to win the state of Texas if you have no oil, no guns and no religion. I don’t think so.”
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