At a town hall event in March, Hillary Clinton said she was going to put coal companies out of business. Now she is in West Virginia, and has walked that statement back. John Iadarola and Jimmy Dore, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“In March, speaking about renewable energy at a CNN town hall, Hillary Clinton described herself as “the only candidate” with “a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business, right? … And we’re going to make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people.”
“Those people” didn’t forget her either, or her words about putting them “out of business,” in part because Republicans had made much of her comment at the time. And on Monday, one of “those people” confronted her at a small roundtable event in Williamson, W.Va., in the heart of coal country.
His name was Bo Copley, who described himself as an unemployed coal worker. Accompanied by his wife and a photograph of the couple’s children, he had a pointed question for Clinton: “How you could say you are 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?” he asked, according to the Associated Press. Copley was variously described as “teared up,” “choked up” and “emotional” as he spoke.”
Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/05/03/unemployed-w-va-coal-worker-confronts-clinton-over-comment-about-putting-coal-out-of-business/
Hosts: John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore
Cast: John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore
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