Hillary apologizes in West Virginia for saying, 'We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business'
In what Monica Alba of NBC News called “a rare candid moment” (I love it that even NBC News acknowledges that Hillary is such a phony), Hillary Clinton “apologized to a man who confronted her over comments made earlier this year about putting coal miners ‘out of business.’”
Watch that hard-hearted declaration here:
Bo Copley, a West Virginian who recently lost his job at a coal company, teared up as he told the former secretary of state that he didn't know how to explain his situation or her comments to his young children. Seated beside his wife, Copley slid over a photo of his kids to Clinton, who was sitting a just few feet from him at the community round-table discussion.
He questioned how she could say what she said at a CNN forum in March —"We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business" — and then "come in here and tell us how you're going to be our friend."
He also told her he was representative of the angry crowd who had assembled outside hours before.
"Those people out there don't see you as a friend," he said, referring to the dozens of protesters within earshot.
Clinton then engaged in a very frank conversation about her comments, apologizing repeatedly and calling her prior remarks a "misstatement."
"What I said was totally out of context from what I meant because I have been talking about helping coal country for a very long time," she said. "What I was saying is that the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs. That's what I meant to say."
She later admitted that her comments on coal miners meant her chances in the upcoming West Virginia primary are "pretty difficult."
Watch it here:
Shohsanna Weissman points out at the Weekly Standard that Hillary actually reversed herself and now says she wants coal jobs:
Don Surber, a West Virginian himself, marvels at the transformation the Democrats’ embrace of coal-hatred and the warmist fraud have accomplished:
From its birth in 1863 until 2000, Southern West Virginia was a Democratic Party stronghold. Even as late as 2014, Democrats could count on the cemeteries in Southern West Virginia to turn out the votes. No more.
Hillary (who carried West Virginia 67% to 26% in the 2008 primary) made a campaign pit stop on Monday in Williamson, West Virginia. The crowd booed and her host distanced itself from her campaign.
She and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin were treated to Trump supporters who called him "Traitor Joe." On Sunday, the mayor of Logan - another Southern West Virginia town -- asked Bill Clinton to stay away. (snip)
I have lived in this fine state for 35 years. I never thought I would live to see the day when Southern West Virginia turned its back on the Democrats.
Hillary is a captive of the green extreme, consisting of religious fanatics and crony capitalists, so she can’t actually reverse the policies that are destroying the coal industry. All she can do is more skillfully employ euphemisms to deceive people she thinks of as gullible.