Imagine that: Hillary Clinton said she ‘misspoke’ about putting coal miners out of business

Posted at 4:40 pm on May 03, 2016 by Brett T.

It was just a day ago that Hillary Clinton, campaigning deep in coal country, tried to convince voters that the future of coal mining “is something that I am really worried about.” In other words, she must be certain she’ll win the general election in November, because she’s the No. 1 reason coal miners are worried, having pledged in March to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

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Clinton now says she misspoke at that CNN town hall.

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Just to give Clinton a fair shake, here’s her quote in context, according to Yahoo News: “What I said was totally out of context from what I meant because I have been talking about helping coal country for a very long time,” Clinton said. “What I was saying is that the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs. That’s what I meant to say.”

So when she said on CNN that “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” what she meant to say was, “the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs.” Right.

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Clinton, who for some reason has started signing her tweets “Hillary” instead of “H,” tweeted Tuesday afternoon about the honorable legacy of Appalachian workers.

If we worked in the coal industry, Clinton’s use of the past tense (“made” America more prosperous) and the word “legacy” wouldn’t exactly fill us with confidence. A reading of today’s tweets shows that she’s sticking to her plan for the future of coal mining, which just happens to mesh perfectly with her out-of-context pledge to put coal companies out of business.

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