There’s a cliché that states a gaffe is committed when a politician tells the truth. On Sunday evening March 13 during a CNN Town Hall Debate, Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said,
“We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
During the pregnant pause that followed, where she did not get the applause for green energy that she was expecting, she may have realized that she not only lost a lot of votes in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but she also handed Republican front-runner Donald Trump the footage he needed for his next attack ad. Readers can view the statement here on YouTube.
The policies set forward by President Barack Obama, which she plans to uphold, have already decimated coal industry employment and the market capitalization for coal companies. Obama never stated so frankly that he planned to wipe the coal business out; he made people read between the lines. She followed the blunt remarks by explaining how she would replace jobs in coal country with green energy jobs. That’s right. She is going to replace existing high-wage jobs with imaginary green energy jobs. The only problem is that those solar panels and windmills are manufactured elsewhere. A fact that the Trump campaign will likely seize.