President Donald Trump has bashed his basement-dwelling presidential opponent, Joe Biden, and touted his own support for “Oil, Gas, Guns, & God,” after a fundraising trip to the Lone Star State.
“Was in the Great State of Texas this week and explained that the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats, headed up by their great leader, Sleepy Joe Biden (who never leaves his basement), are strongly against ‘Oil, Gas, Guns, & God,’’ Trump tweeted on Sunday.
“Must be tough to win Texas on that platform!” he added.
Was in the Great State of Texas this week and explained that the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats, headed up by their great leader, Sleepy Joe Biden (who never leaves his basement), are strongly against “Oil, Gas, Guns, & God”. Must be tough to win Texas on that platform!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2020
Running a presidential campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic, Joe Biden has foregone speeches and rallies for live-streams from his Delaware basement. Critics and pundits are divided over whether this low-visibility approach helps or hinders Biden, given his propensity to lose his train of thought and muddle his way through speeches.
Trump, on the other hand, has kept himself in the spotlight. The president flew to Texas earlier this week to speak to energy workers, whose industry has been hammered by both the coronavirus pandemic and a spike in output by Saudi Arabia earlier this year. After promising the workers new export contracts and pipeline permits, Trump headlined a fundraising lunch in Odessa, where seats at a table with the president reportedly went for $100,000.
Selling a pro-energy message to Texans is an easy task for Trump, especially considering Biden’s recent pledge to spend $2 trillion in four years on green energy. However, while Texas is still known by many as the land of “Guns & God,” the state is not the bastion of Republican support it once was.
Recent polls show Trump a hair’s breadth ahead of Biden in the Lone Star State, meaning the former VP has a shot at turning the once deep-red state blue in November.
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