Hillary: My Comments Saying We'd Put Coal Miners Out of Business Weren't In Context or Something

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: May 03, 2016 12:45 PM
Hillary: My Comments Saying We'd Put Coal Miners Out of Business Weren't In Context or Something

Back in March, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the follow: 

"We are going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," she proudly proclaimed.

According to Hillary Clinton, you can have a job in the energy industry so long as it's in the so-called "green" energy sector progressives choose.

Clinton, of course, made those comments in an effort to appease her far-left, fascist environmentalist, anti-fracking, global warming alarmist, anti-fossil fuel voting base. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin was furious about the comments and her efforts to make the argument that coal mining jobs should be transferred into the renewable energy sector (which cannot survive without government subsidies) fell flat. 

This week, Clinton is campaigning in coal country and she was confronted by laid off coal miner Bo Copley for her comments.  Naturally, she responded by saying her comments were out of context and that people were misusing her statement.

"I just want to know how you can say you're going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and then come in here and tell us how you're going to be our friend because those people out there, don't see you as a friend," Copley said.

"I don't know how to explain it other than what I said was totally out of context from what I meant," Clinton responded. "It was a misstatement."

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Former President Bill Clinton is also having a rough time in the regin.

Clinton has promised to protect President Obama's legacy, which is one that includes the utter destruction of the coal industry for ideological and political reasons.

“The reason the coal industry is suffering in this country is because of the policies of the Obama administration. When he first ran for president, Barack Obama made it clear that he intended to bankrupt the coal industry. When he couldn’t get his destructive cap-and-trade plan through Congress, he used the EPA to promulgate regulations on the coal industry that will cost our economy between $29 billion and $39 billion annually," FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon said in a statement. “If Hillary Clinton was serious about helping the economies of coal states, she would pledge to reverse the regulatory onslaught of the Obama administration. Unfortunately, she has already indicated that she plans to continue waging the war on coal and double down on radical environmental policies that are devastating coal states and destroying jobs.” 

This post has been updated with additional information.