Obama vowed before he got elected president that he’d bankrupt the U.S. coal industry — bring it to it’s knees. The two-bit dictator kept his word, waging an illegal ‘War on Coal’ that has devastated entire communities, ripped apart families, and has forever changed a way of life for generations of West Virginians. Indeed, while America has suffered as a whole under Obama, few states have been singled-out for Obama’s wrath more than the People of West Virginia. This is about to change…
Presumed Republican nominee Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of more than 12,000 people in West Virginia at the Charleston Civic Center on Thursday night.
It was his first campaign rally since being declared the presumed Republican nominee after winning the Indiana primary on Tuesday.
“We’re going to put the miners back to work. We’re going to get those mines open!” Trump promised, pumping up the crowd.
“Over the past six-and-a-half years of the Obama Administration, West Virginia’s coal industry has seen production decline by 29 percent,” West Virginia Coal Association president Bill Raney noted. “Direct mining employment has dropped from 23,000 to just 14,000 and tax collections are now falling.”
The West Virginia Coal Association endorsed Trump on Thursday.
“How about Hillary Clinton? I was watching her three or four weeks ago.” Trump said as the crowd booed. Trump was referencing an earlier statement by Clinton saying, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
Trump said she wants to put miners out of work, but he wants to get them back to work.
“West Virginia Coal Association just endorsed me. Lets put it this way, it was between me and Hillary and we really affectionally call her crooked Hillary,” Trump said, commenting on his recent endorsement. “And you know, how long they said they were in the room, about twenty seconds, that’s how long it took.”
“I’ve just always been fascinated by the mines,” the real estate mogul said, adding he’s also fascinated by the courage of miners and how they love what they do. “If I win, we’re going to bring those miners back. You’re going to be so proud of your president.”