Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump told Indiana voters in advance of their Tuesday primary that he would create “clean coal jobs” if elected president.
“I’m a free-market guy, but not when you’re getting killed,” Trump said at a rally, before going on to win the state and more or less lock up the nomination. “Look at steel, it’s being wiped out. Your coal industry is wiped out, and China is taking our coal.”
Trump’s tone is slightly different than one he struck in the 90s when he said, “If I had been the son of a coal miner, I would have left the damn mines. But most people don’t have the imagination, or whatever, to leave their mine. They don’t have ‘it.’ ”