Democrats pride themselves on giving themselves the appearance of being a party that is more friendly to the environment. To paint this picture, they bow to environmentalists who call for all kinds of crazy regulations with no ecological purpose whatsoever. They want the government to regulate everything homeowners and businesses control from the biggest ocean to the smallest puddle. Conservatives are generally fully on board with the idea of sensible conservative efforts, but Democrats take things to a much higher level. One of their favorite targets to pick on is America’s longstanding coal industry.
Failed candidate Hillary Clinton made a terrible mistake when she arrogantly boasted that she wanted to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. Most Democrat candidates up to that point were at least smart enough not to admit their hatred of coal workers out loud, even though their policies said as much. Hillary did not care enough to hide her disdain for these hardworking Americans. President Trump made sure Americans knew he didn’t share Clinton’s animosity. In fact, he promised to bring back the coal jobs Clinton’s party had tried so desperately to destroy.
As Donald Trump took office, there were two major threats to America’s coal industry: the environmental activists and overbearing regulatory agencies. President Trump took on both of these groups by cutting regulations at a record pace. After less than a month in office, he signed H.J. Resolution 38 to eliminate unnecessary rules that did nothing but hurt American companies employing thousands of coal miners.
President Trump’s actions didn’t stop there. He continues to be a voice for coal workers, bringing many to the Republican Party who had traditionally voted Democrat. In 2016, Democrats got a taste of what happens when you tell Pennsylvania oilers and West Virginia miners that you won’t fight for them. Hillary Clinton may have wanted to put lots of coal miners out of a job, but she found out the hard way that if you don’t back miners like Trump did, the office of the presidency is one job you won’t be offered.