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esident Joe Biden said during an event in New York Sunday there would be ‘no more drilling’ in the U.S. one day after Joe Manchin blasted him for vowing to close coal plants – while the president nearly took a spill on stage.
The president could be heard at one point telling someone in the crowd ‘No more drilling. There is no more drilling. I haven’t formed any new drilling. No.’
On Friday, Biden claimed during an event in California that the U.S. will shut down coal mines in favor of wind and solar plants. As the White House backtracked and claimed Biden’s words were ‘twisted,’ the West Virginia Democrat Senator Manchin said Saturday Biden’s claims are the reason ‘the American people are losing trust in President Biden.’
‘Being cavalier about the loss of coal jobs for men and women in West Virginia and across the country who literally put their lives on the line to help and power this country is offensive and disgusting’, Manchin said.
However, Biden seemed to double down on those remarks – while he chatted with hecklers and nearly fell on stage discussing lowering the annual cost of prescription drugs for seniors at Sunday’s event with New York Govenror Kathy Hochul.
‘Oops, stepping on a – hmm – it’s black. Anyway,’ Biden said after he nearly fell.