Are ex-coal miners upset that Trump didn't get coal jobs back as promised?

Updated on : December 7, 2021 by Sean Richardson



Are ex-coal miners upset that Trump didn't get coal jobs back as promised?

No, I don't know of anyone who did not understand in 2016 that the US domestic coal industry was highly unlikely to return to pre-2009 levels. After all, nearly half of the domestic coal market had simply collapsed. gone, destroyed or closed with the hundreds of coal-fired power plants.
What we wanted, and what President Trump delivered, was relief from the war on coal being pursued by the Obama administration and the leftist and radical environmental movement, many of which had reached the EPA.
We wanted regulatory rollbacks and a reaffirmation of the roles of Congress and the state in regulation.

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No, I don't know of anyone who did not understand in 2016 that the US domestic coal industry was highly unlikely to return to pre-2009 levels. After all, nearly half of the domestic coal market had simply collapsed. gone, destroyed or closed with the hundreds of coal-fired power plants.
What we wanted, and what President Trump delivered, was relief from the war on coal being pursued by the Obama administration and the leftist and radical environmental movement, many of which had reached the EPA.
We wanted regulatory setbacks and a reaffirmation of the roles of Congress and the state in making regulations. Federal agencies never intended to make laws, but in reality that is what they have been doing throughout the Obama administration.
The result was regulatory disaster that resulted in the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in coal mining and the closure and destruction of hundreds of coal-fired power plants.
So the short answer is no. The coal miners voted for Trump in 2016 and I have no reason to believe that they will not vote for him in 2020.

In reality, when it comes to politics, people like politicians who share their interests and recognize that no politician can change economic reality.

With Trump against ANY DEMOCRAT on the coal issue, Trump is the politician on their side, while the Democrat is openly antagonistic on their side. President Soetoro "promised" to destroy the coal industry. Seriously.

So if you were a coal miner, would you support the politician who will do everything possible to support your industry, or the one who promises to destroy it?

Coal jobs have been decimated primarily due to automation.

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In reality, when it comes to politics, people like politicians who share their interests and recognize that no politician can change economic reality.

With Trump against ANY DEMOCRAT on the coal issue, Trump is the politician on their side, while the Democrat is openly antagonistic on their side. President Soetoro "promised" to destroy the coal industry. Seriously.

So if you were a coal miner, would you support the politician who will do everything possible to support your industry, or the one who promises to destroy it?

Coal jobs have been decimated primarily due to automation, not foreign competition, environmentalism, or Democrats trying to save the planet for their grandchildren. The MARKET for coal improves significantly with Trump's attitude towards coal and its export. That is good enough.

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