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President Trump touts West Texas energy dominance, tells politicians “Don’t mess with Texas”

Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 6:54 PM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - President Trump celebrated West Texas for playing a crucial role in making the U.S. energy independent—and he promised to keep it that way in his speech.

Thousands of West Texans lined up all day to voice their support for President Trump in Midland. 

In his speech at a Double Eagle Energy oil rig, the president returned the favor. 

“We will defend your jobs,” Trump said in his speech. “We will defend the Lone Star state. I love this state. We will defend America’s newfound energy independence.”

Trump praised oil workers for doubling oil production since the start of his term. 

He celebrated those achievements by signing four new leases to ship crude oil across the border into Mexico and announced more flexibility for natural gas exports. 

“My administration is announcing today that export authorizations for American liquefied natural gas can now be extended through the year 2050.”

But for now, Trump has his sights set on the near future—November. 

He touted his administration’s victories for the energy industry like pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord and unraveling Obama’s Clean Power Plan. 

The president promised more even more pro-energy policies if he’s re-elected. 

“Now it’s your turn to help lead our nation to even greater heights,” Trump said. “Today, we give thanks to each and every one of you and we are telling the Washington politicians trying to abolish American energy don’t mess with Texas.”

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