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Exxon Mobil, after Trump's fundraising remarks, says its CEO and Trump had no phone call

PoliticsOct 19, 2020 10:25PM ET
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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Darren Woods, Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation attends a news conference at the NYSE

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) said there had been no phone call between its chief executive, Darren Woods, and President Donald Trump after the president invoked the company's name at a rally in Arizona on Monday when he said he could raise more money than his Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Trump, at the rally, said he could raise large sums of money if he wanted to by calling oil and Wall Street executives. He proceeded to paint a scenario of what he could do - though Trump said he would not actually make the kind of phone call he described.

"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," Exxon said on Twitter.

Trump told the rally: "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 went on to describe a hypothetical conversation: "How are you doing? How's energy coming? When are you doing the exploration? Oh, you need a couple of permits?"

"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,'" Trump added.

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

Trump, who has been trailing Biden in opinion polls, has also been trailing his Democratic rival in fundraising. Trump's re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee started the last full month before the Nov. 3 election with $251.4 million in cash, after raising $247.8 million in September. The intake was about $135 million less than what Biden raised in September.[nL1N2H70BP]

Exxon Mobil, after Trump's fundraising remarks, says its CEO and Trump had no phone call
 

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Adrian White
Adrian White Oct 21, 2020 12:22PM ET
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Seems like Trump is admitting that more quid pro quo is OK. Is anybody surprised?
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Oct 20, 2020 6:18AM ET
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"How are you doing? How's energy coming? When are you doing the exploration? Oh, you need a couple of permits?"............ 'You know, I'd love (for you) to send me $25 million for the campaign.' 'Absolutely sir,'" Trump added.  ---  so Trump is perfectly happy and willing to sell oil exploration permits for campaign contributions, got it
TL Chan
TL Chan Oct 20, 2020 3:28AM ET
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Sorry, Clinton will go to prison too!
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TL Chan Oct 20, 2020 3:28AM ET
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Opposite, Hilary, Obama, and Biden will be ending up in prison! Trump is doing Biden a flavour, not arresting him before electon!
Sam Mojtabai
Sam Mojtabai Oct 20, 2020 3:28AM ET
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Oh chan from klan he forgot he a asian man
Curt Hjellum
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when the dust settles Biden will be president. trump is on his way to a new york prison cell
Sam Mojtabai
Sam Mojtabai Oct 20, 2020 1:14AM ET
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Yes
Felipe Daniel
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Trump actully beat Hillary a better candidate than Joe and spending less money without the mainstream media’s assistance, Joe Biden does not stand a chance against Trump
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Interesting. Now when is Reuters going to discuss Biden is a national security risk, not to mention a criminal.
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Trump is the ****est “man” ever to occupy the White House.
 
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