February 22, 2016

Down Nearly 30 Points, Coal Country Is Rejecting Clinton

Today, MetroNews released a poll showing Hillary Clinton trailing Bernie Sanders by 28 points in West Virginia.

West Virginia is the second largest coal producing state in America, and in a recent Democratic debate, Clinton attempted to present herself as someone who cares about the American coal industry:

CLINTON: The coalfield communities that have been so hard hit by the changing economy, the reduction in the use of coal. Coal miners and their families who helped turn on the lights and power our factories for generations are now wondering, has our country forgotten us? Do people not care about all of our sacrifice?

This statement contradicts everything that Clinton has said and done during her long, 40-year career in the public spotlight.

At an “Environmentalist For Hillary” event in Nashua, NH Clinton said, “I also want to say a special word about coal. We have to move away from coal. Everybody understands that, there is no doubt about it.”

Clinton has also proposed a $30 billion plan to end coal.

CNBC’s Jim Cramer has said that if Hillary Clinton were elected, it would be the end of coal production in the United States.

It would seem that West Virginians are seeing through Clinton’s malarkey when it comes to coal, and know that her war on coal would put some 30,000 West Virginians out of work.