During a town hall in March, Hillary said quite clearly – bragged in fact – that she wants “to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”. This past week, she turned around and said she wants coal to be continued to be mined and sold, lying after accidentally telling the truth. She now says she said something completely different from what she clearly said, counting on American stupidity, “What I was saying is the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs.”
In a meeting with coal miners and their families in West Virginia. They expressed their concerns about what she said at the town hall – about putting them all out of work – and she responded with her customary sympathetic tone.
She said it was out of context from what she meant – that’s a new one!
She told the miner, “…you know, I don’t know how to explain it other than what I said was totally out of context from what I meant. I have been talking about helping coal country for a long time…”
She really didn’t have to go to West Virginia to confront what she call a “misstatement”, she said, she could have gone to California.
She began by saying she’d be honest, “…that is not what I intended at all. I’ll be honest with you, a lot of people said it don’t go to West Virginia. Right. You know, go to California…”
UNKNOWN MALE COAL MINER: “The reason you hear those people out there saying things they say is because when you make comments like “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs.” These are the kind of jobs you’re effecting. This is my family. That’s my future. I want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and tell us how you’re going to be our friend. Because those people out there don’t see you as a friend.”
CLINTON: “I know that, beau. And, you know, I don’t know how to explain it other than what I said was totally out of context from what I meant.
I have been talking about helping coal country for a long time. I did put out a plan last summer. It was a misstatement.
What I was saying is the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs.
What I said was that is going to happen unless we take action to try to help and prevent it. So I don’t mind anybody being upset or angry. That’s a perfect right for people to feel that way. I do feel a little bit sad and sorry that I gave folks the reason or the excuse to be so upset with me.
But that is not what I intended at all. I’ll be honest with you, a lot of people said it don’t go to West Virginia. Right. You know, go to California. There are more votes there. I know my chances are, you know, pretty difficult, to be honest. I’m here because I want you to know whether people vote for me or not. Whether they yell at me or not is not going to affect what I’m going to try to do to help. I feel like that’s a moral obligation.”
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