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Donald Trump Jr. attacks Biden, media in central Pa. campaign stop

By: - September 16, 2020 5:21 pm

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Safe among hunters, President Donald Trump’s oldest son took out the big guns Wednesday to go on the attack against Democratic nominee Joe Biden, his son, Hunter Biden, and the “left wing activist” media.

The appearance, at the Blue Ridge Sportsman Club, in suburban Harrisburg, comes amid a week of appearances by Trump, Biden and their surrogates, as the presidential race rushes to its November conclusion.

Speaking to hunters, Trump Jr., described a blue-collar upbringing, saying he went to high school in Pottstown, Pa., where he was exposed to hunting and shooting for the first time.

“It was Rust Belt America. I grew up with real people,” he told a boisterous crowd that shouted “eight more years.”

Trump attended The Hill School, a prestigious prep school in suburban Philadelphia, whose notable alumni also include Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Trump Jr. also attacked Hunter Biden, the surviving son of Joe Biden, chastising him for being a beneficiary of his father’s power and influence. The younger Trump got his start in his famous father’s company, the Trump Organization.

“Unlike Hunter Biden, I didn’t do any deals,” before Donald Trump took office, the younger Trump said.

The younger Trump also attacked Biden, who has campaigned in Pennsylvania, saying “he left his burrow,” to court Keystone State voters. He falsely accused Biden of wanting to end fracking. Biden has said he wants to end new oil and gas exploration on federal land.

In a speech in Pittsburgh on Aug. 31, Biden repeated that he would not ban fracking, if elected.

“I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me,” Biden said, according to CNN.

Biden’s environmental plan further calls for “requiring aggressive methane pollution limits for new and existing oil and gas operations,” CNN reported.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A three-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's former Editor-in-Chief.