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Karine Jean-Pierre walks again Biden's 'twisted' coal feedback: 'Nobody will likely be left behind'

shut President Biden pledged in California on Friday to shut down coal plants all across the country in a move he says will save money and shift the U.S. to wind power. video

President Biden, on coal, stated, ‘We’re gonna be shutting these vegetation down all throughout America’

President Biden pledged in California on Friday to close down coal vegetation all throughout the nation in a transfer he says will get monetary savings and shift the U.S. to wind energy.

The White Home is saying that President Biden's remarks stating he will likely be shutting down coal vegetation "all throughout America" had been "twisted to counsel a which means that was not meant."

Biden made the feedback on Friday when discussing power, stating that coal vegetation price an excessive amount of to function and advocated for renewables as an eventual alternative.

"Nobody is constructing new coal vegetation as a result of they’ll’t depend on it," Biden stated. "Even when they’ve all of the coal assured for the remainder of the existence of the plant." 

"So it's going to grow to be a wind technology," Biden added. "And all they're doing is, it’s going to save lots of them a hell of some huge cash and utilizing the identical transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electrical on. We're going to be shutting these vegetation down all throughout America and having wind and solar energy."

MANCHIN DEMANDS BIDEN APOLOGIZE FOR 'OUTRAGEOUS' COAL COMMENTS: 'TIME HE LEARN A LESSON'

President Joe Biden behind a podium

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with dignitaries and staff at ViaSat on Nov. 4, 2022 in Carlsbad, California. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Pictures / Getty Pictures)

After backlash from folks comparable to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who known as the feedback "outrageous and divorced from actuality," White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre acknowledged in a Saturday press launch, "The President’s remarks yesterday have been twisted to counsel a which means that was not meant; he regrets it if anybody listening to these remarks took offense. The President was commenting on a reality of economics and know-how: because it has been from its earliest days as an power superpower, America is as soon as once more within the midst of an power transition."

"Working intently with Senator Manchin, a tireless advocate for his state and the hard-working women and men who reside there, President Biden has helped get this a part of the nation again to work:  the unemployment charge in West Virginia was 6.2% the final month earlier than Joe Biden took workplace; now it’s all the way down to 4%," she added.

BIDEN SAYS COAL PLANTS ‘ALL ACROSS AMERICA’ WILL BE SHUT DOWN, REPLACED WITH WIND AND SOLAR

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to reporters exterior the West Wing of the White Home in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, after President Joe Biden signed the Democrats’ landmark local weather change and well being care invoice. (AP Photograph/Andrew Harnik / AP Newsroom)

After touting falling unemployment charges in West Virginia, Jean-Pierre famous how the administration will proceed to push for transferring away from fossil fuels with out leaving anybody behind. 

"Below President Biden, oil and pure gasoline manufacturing has elevated, and we’re on monitor to hit the very best manufacturing in our nation’s historical past subsequent 12 months," she stated. "He’s decided to guarantee that this transition helps all People in all components of the nation, with extra jobs and higher alternatives; it’s a dedication he has superior since Day One. Nobody will likely be left behind.

Just some hours earlier than the White Home clarified Biden's assertion, Manchin criticized the plan.

"President Biden’s feedback aren’t solely outrageous and divorced from actuality, they ignore the extreme financial ache the American persons are feeling due to rising power prices," Manchin stated. 

Manchin added that Biden is shedding the belief of People due to feedback like this.

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Karine Jean-Pierre at podium White House

White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks throughout a day by day press briefing within the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room on the White Home on Nov. 2, 2022. (Oliver Contreras/Getty Pictures / Getty Pictures)

"Feedback like these are the explanation the American persons are shedding belief in President Biden and as an alternative believes he doesn’t perceive the necessity to have an all in power coverage that will maintain our nation completely power impartial and safe," Manchin stated.

FOX Enterprise' Tyler Olson contributed to this report.

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