We 'Don't See You as a Friend': Laid-Off Coal Miner Confronts Hillary
A coal miner who was laid off in West Virginia addressed Hillary Clinton with some tough questions at a campaign stop on Monday.
“I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of, out of jobs, and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend, because those people out there don’t see you as a friend,” said Bo Copley, his voice breaking.
Nodding, Clinton replied, “I know that, Bo.”
The Democratic front-runner went on to call her past comments “a misstatement, because what I was saying is that the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs.”
“I don’t know how to explain it other than 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,” said Clinton.
Copley later spoke out on Your World, telling Neil Cavuto he believes “she was prepared for the question.”
“You don’t go into an area where you make derogatory statements or negative statements about the people in that area unless you’re prepared to answer questions,” he said.
“It doesn’t sound like she cares about my vote very much at all, but I think the biggest topic is who’s going to take care of the people in our region, and that’s what most important.”
Watch the entire exchange and broad-ranging interview, above.