Hillary Clinton struggles to explain her comment on putting coal miners out of work
Last month Hillary Clinton, apparently channeling Barack Obama from 2008, promised us that her global warming policy would shut down coal plants and put coal miners out of work. But of course if you work in the coal industry you should not be worried because the government will be there to help the people the government hurt in the first place…
Here is the video in case you missed it:
Today Hillary Clinton ventured into coal country where she was actually confronted by a coal miner and asked to explain her comment. Well, needles to say, she struggled with her answer. Here is what she had to say:
“I don’t know how to explain it other than what I said was totally out of context for what I meant because I have been talking about helping coal country for a very long time,” she replied. “It was a misstatement because what I was saying is the way things are going now, they will continue to lose jobs. It didn’t mean that we were going to do it. What I said is that is going to happen unless we take action to help and prevent it.”
Clinton continued, “I can’t take it back, and I certainly can’t get people who, for political reasons or personal reasons, very painful reasons, are upset with me. What I want you to know is I’m going to do everything I can to help, no matter what happens politically.”
“I do feel a little bit sad and sorry that I gave folks the reason, or the excuse, to be so upset with me, because that is not what I intended at all,” she told Copley.
She actually claimed she took herself out of context and this has to be a first for a politician! But then she tried to blame others for using her own words against her for political reasons.
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