Trump, not one to give up an opportunity to demagogue, sensing an opening (opportunity), promised those living in coal countrythat he would fight to bring jobs back to coal country. Many employees of the Coal industry lapped up Trump’s sales pitch of renewed focus on carbon-based fuel and then voted for him in the hope that he would honor his promises to them.
I suggested that he temper his expectations. Those are my exact words,” said Murray. “He can’t bring them back.
“I live in West Virginia and I understand that there is a lot of optimism among some that coal will make a comeback,” Hitt said. But she added that Trump would be unable to turn the tide for coal. “The industry likes to point to pollution standards for the decline in jobs, but the reality is the market has markedly changed.