With less than a month to go to the U.S. election, President Donald Trump held a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday night (October 13) as a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed him behind in the key battleground state.
Trump bashed Democratic opponent Joe Biden's energy policies, accusing him of wanting to ban fracking, a key extraction process used across the oil and gas industry.
"One of the most important issues for Pennsylvania is the survival of your fracking industry. Joe Biden has repeatedly pledged to abolish fracking. He's a liar, OK? He's a liar."
Biden has said that he wants to ban new oil and gas production on federal lands, but not ban fracking outright, although his varying statements on the issue have been confusing.
Trump's event in Johnstown was his second campaign event in two nights as he raced to make up time he lost while recovering from COVID-19.
He plans to hold rallies the rest of the week as he tries to close what polls say is a significant gap with Biden nationwide but a tighter one in some battleground states.
Trump is also battling the clock.
According to the U.S. Elections Project at the University of Florida, some 12 million voters have already cast their ballots.