The Daily Caller broke this story today.
Campaigning for his wife, former president and serial rapist Billy Jeff Clinton spoke in Homewood, PA taking a shot at West Virginia’s “coal people” and mocking their concerns:
“We all know how [Hillary’s] opponent has done well down in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. The coal people don’t like any of us [Democrats] anymore. They blame the president when the sun doesn’t come up in the morning now.”
On Labor Day, America had 83,000 fewer coal jobs and 400 coal mines than it did when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, showing that the president has followed through on his pledge to bankrupt the coal industry.
Many of the workers in The Mountain State—all of whom are struggling and some in total despair—are registered Democrats. They remember well Hillary’s now infamous statement made just before the state's primary, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
At a rally in Charleston, WV this past May Chris Hamilton, Vice President of the West Virginia Coal Association, presented Donald Trump with a hard hat with “President Trump” emblazoned on it. Hamilton announced to the sold out crowd, “On behalf of the best coal miners in the world who mine the cleanest and safest, the most environmentally sound coal in the world we are so pleased to endorse you today. We wish you the best of luck and vow to support you the best we can.”
Bubba can use his folksy Southern accent as he wipes away his post-nasal drip and glibly poke fun at the good people of coal country, but the charade is over. The proud people of West Virginia, like more and more in this country, see through the chicanery of the Clintons. They are hated political figures. Historically so.