Trump/Biden debate update – Varvel’s Views From The Right

By Gary Varvel  |  

Joe Biden had a very bad night at last night’s debate. His big-3 talking points:

1. Lock down the country,

2. raise taxes, and

3. destroy the U.S. oil industry.

Now I know why his rallies are so sparsely attended.

Before the debate Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner, Tony Bobulinski, held a press conference saying that he has 3 cell phones that proves that Joe Biden all about Hunter’s business dealings. The only major network to cover it was Fox News.

The big news of the presidential debate happened near the end when President Trump got Joe Biden to admit that he will “transition from the oil industry” (see cartoon above).

Here’s the exchange:

Trump: “Would you close down the oil industry?”

Biden: “I would transition from the oil industry. Yes.”

Trump: “Oh, that’s a big statement.”

Biden: “That was a big statement.”

Moderator Kristen Welker: “Why would you do that?”

Biden: “The oil industry pollutes, significantly.”

Biden tried to explain that he wants to move to renewable energy. But the damage was done. Trump jumped on it immediately and while Welker tried to talk over Trump he said, “He wants to destroy the oil industry. Will you remember that Texas? Will you remember that Pennsylvania? Oklahoma?”

Look, under Trump, America has become the world’s leading oil producer. We are no longer at the mercy of OPEC. During the Obama administration gas was $3.50-$4.00 a gallon. Trump’s energy policy of opening up pipelines and fracking has lowered gas prices by half saving family hundreds, even thousands of dollars a year. This is a fact that gets overlooked.

Welker did her best to interrupt Trump and distract him from asking Biden questions the democrat media won’t ask him. I saw one report that said, Welker interrupted Trump 24 times and Biden only 2. And still she was 100-times better than registered democrat Chris Wallace.

Earlier in the debate, Biden claimed that he never said he would ban fracking. David Limbaugh tweeted, “You have got to be kidding me that Biden just flat out say he never said he would ban fracking. This has got to be the most provable presidential debate lie in history.”

In seconds, Trump’s team posted the video on Twitter of Biden and Kamala Harris both saying several times that they would ban fracking.

On the immigration question, Biden tried to accuse Trump of separating children from their parents at the border and putting them in cages. Trump said that he was the one who ended that practice but then kept asking Biden, “Who built the cages, Joe? Who built the cages?”

Answer: Obama and Biden, although Biden never admitted it.

Trump also effectively pressed Biden with the question that the democrat media has avoided for a week:

Hunter Biden’s laptop, emails and corrupt foreign money deals with China, Ukraine and Russia. Biden only responded by saying, “That’s not true.”

My sense is that is another whopper. But nevertheless, I believe Trump destroyed Biden in this debate. He continually pointed out that everything that Biden says he wants to do, he never did for 47 years. “He’s all talk and no action,” Trump said. “Typical politician.”

Despite the polls, I predict Trump will win reelection on November 3.

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