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Politics Exxon after Trump fundraising comment: 'Just so we're all clear, it never happened'

03:15  20 october  2020
03:15  20 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

RNC 2020 Day 4: Trump accepts nomination from White House

  RNC 2020 Day 4: Trump accepts nomination from White House The Republican National Convention concluded Thursday under the theme "Land of Greatness" with President Trump formally accepting the GOP nomination from the White House. A fireworks display lit up the sky above the Washington Monument at the conclusion of his remarks.

An article must be primarily written in English for us to be able to moderate it and enforce our rules in a fair and unbiased manner. But that's not what Trump is looking for. His cabinet picks make it very clear he is deliberatly attempting to undermine our government Not for the country, but for Exxon .

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Exxon Mobil on Monday sought to clarify a "hypothetical" conversation mentioned by President Trump at a campaign rally in which Trump said he could easily call on the company's executive to raise millions in campaign contributions.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Exxon after Trump fundraising comment: 'Just so we're all clear, it never happened' © Getty Images Exxon after Trump fundraising comment: 'Just so we're all clear, it never happened'

"We are aware of the President's statement regarding a hypothetical call with our CEO...and just so we're all clear, it never happened," ExxonMobil tweeted just a few hours after the rally.

At the rally in Arizona on Monday afternoon, Trump had said he could easily out-fundraise Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden if he just reached out to oil and Wall Street executives.

"Don't forget, I'm not bad at that stuff anyway, and I'm president. So I call some guy, the head of Exxon. I call the head of Exxon. I don't know," Trump said before playing out a conversation.

"How are you doing? How's energy coming? When are you doing the exploration? Oh, you need a couple of permits?" he said. "When I call the head of Exxon I say, 'You know, I'd love [for you] to send me $25 million for the campaign.' 'Absolutely sir.' "

"I will hit a home run every single call. I would raise a billion dollars in one day if I wanted to. I don't want to do that," he said.

Trump had made the comment as a theoretical scenario as he discussed fundraising at the rally. Trump has trailed Biden in fundraising totals heading toward the final two weeks of the campaign.

Federal law prohibits soliciting campaign contributions in exchange for specific policy outcomes or other quid pro quos.

Trump's comments later trended on Twitter under the hashtag #QuidProQuo.

Trump campaign says day of final debate was its largest 'online fundraising day ever' .
President Trump’s reelection campaign says the day of the final presidential debate was its largest fundraising day ever. © Provided by Washington Examiner “On Trump campaign call, Jason Miller says Joe Biden’s energy answer 'put the nail in the coffin' in Pennsylvania,” McClatchy DC’s Dave Catanese tweeted Friday morning. “Campaign manager Bill Stepien says yesterday was their biggest online fundraising day ever — going back to 2016.”On Trump campaign call, Jason Miller says Joe Biden’s energy answer “put the nail in the coffin” in Pennsylvania.

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