Hillary Clinton Confronted by Coal Miner

Presidential candidate answers questions about coal mining jobs and clean energy.
4:04 | 05/03/16

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I'm Hillary Clinton has taken a lot of heat also right now for her comments at a CNN town hall about the coal mining industry after coal miner in West Virginia called her out. Take a look. We're gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. I just won't know how you can say you're going we'll all of Omar's out of out of jobs and the coming here and tell us. Haggard different. What I was saying is that the weight danger going down we will continue to lose jobs that's what I meant to say and think that that seems to be. Supported by the. Next it's rice hasn't just those at 330 billion investment. Plan to revitalize the coal industry and cleaner ways. You know and I'm not I don't know any coal miners I don't understand the industry but from an outsider looking and yes what she said might have felt you know up to uncomfortable but that's very dangerous chop that's a health. Risk high health risk job and the people who would do it now that and so you should eat that she's going to start investing in your yes but when you say to people. Who are desperately trying to hold onto jobs because you know that the coal miners this is it is the dirty job in the world and the most dangerous and you know it's cold. Have lots of jobs so I think what he was saying was you wanna be up front but not you come in to tell me that. What you should have sent was we're going to bring all this news stuff yeah and then we're gonna put you all in these jobs. Pretty bad could it be fair and I just a classic case out of listing to just Harley loves you set out my data because we didn't all the time she went there are not proceed instead now can I say which she said that because it's not. I think what we're not been fair to her she said I'm getting old I'm listening to what I don't know I'm just say I think we should to put into context what she said was I'm the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity was using to clean renewable energy as the key to coal country bench she said. Because we're going to put a lot of coal my sole cause that out of business but write it well then added yeah very different tale. But still no it's not if you're a person who's desperately trying to hold onto the job all you hear is I want to a good job you don't you know what she set a wedding that's what's sad is a one off me and that's what he heard and that's why is and how can you say that as and then comment and saying. You wanna be might frighten. Then she goes on to explain it slightly to talk he ran out if you act but that's not what she did it may be the day at exactly does the way she should have said it asks it's just. People not hearing anything what little Swedish all the time let go back robe lying I think if you listen to in the context of what she was sane. You know but I gotta give her credit she's going to West Virginia they have the lowest. The highest unemployment rate there in the last quarter break and 57000 souls workers that's their all and the like at seven knows it. You know but. If you have never been that yes I'm not that there you know I was. Just that we just made a movie that. You know it's. It's the press it's time it's more than depressing this is an industry that. Help the content for years and then suddenly was like was gone after it was gone and these guys you know when there's we hear about the miners when there's. When there's a cave man. Because people forget what these guys have to do so you know it's just it's a sensitive issue down effort that it was didn't hurt let me apologize which some people are saying on what areas she went there and facing that senator yes you know it. And she explained herself and I think what we really need to look at is which you mentioned earlier is that she has a plan to replace those jobs and those jazz will now be clean energy jobs as opposed to. This sort of health and a lot of money for thirty dallas' eight a lot of I don't have answered I happen on this now because you're Donald Trump keeps on talking about I'm gonna bring more jobs to this country well at least it seems that she has a plan to bring pastimes we have to didn't start looking at what you know is being allowed would track I mean there's a lot of crazy stuff.

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