Trump Rallies Oil And Gas Workers In Permian Basin Against Democrats

“President Donald Trump's comments doubled as part campaign speech, part policy announcement, as polls continue to show a close competition with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the once-solidly red state.”

“President Donald Trump sought to give a morale boost to the beleaguered Texas energy industry during a visit Wednesday to the Permian Basin, while also rallying oil and gas workers against Democrats ahead of the November election.

“We are telling the Washington politicians trying to abolish American energy: Don't mess with Texas,” Trump said during an afternoon speech at Double Eagle Energy in Midland, after an oil rig tour and fundraiser in nearby Odessa.

Trump's comments doubled as part campaign speech, part policy announcement, as he repeatedly assailed Democrats' energy proposals and predicted their presumptive presidential nominee, Joe Biden, would not “do too well in Texas” as a result. Polls continue to show a close competition in the once-solidly red state.”

Patrick Svitek and Mitchell Ferman report for the Texas Tribune July 29, 2020.

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