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Trumka: 'What's getting less attention is how Trump really feels about the working class...'

Donald Trump is again twisting the truth about Hillary Clinton and coal.

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee claimed that his all-but-certain Democratic foe declared, “we’re going to put the miners out of business and we’re going to put the mines out of business,” then went to West Virginia, where “she tried to say, well, she really didn’t mean that.”

Trump taunted, "These are politicians, all talk and no action."

Clinton confessed that she misspoke. "What I was saying is that the way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs,” she explained.

According to CBS News, she admitted, "I do feel a little bit sad and sorry that I gave folks the reason, or the excuse, to be so upset with me, because that is not what I intended at all."

The billionaire, narcissistic neo-Know Nothing is a bare-knucks union buster. He is doing all he can to deny his Las Vegas hotel workers the union they voted in. He prefers “right to work” states to non-RTW states.

Typically, Trump took Clinton's words out of context. Here’s what she said:

“I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity, using clean, renewable energy as the key, into coal country. Because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business…we’re going to make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people, those people labored in those mines for generations, losing their health, often losing their lives, to turn on our lights and power our factories.

“Now, we’ve got to move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels, but I don’t want to move away from the people who did the best they could to produce the energy that we relied on.”

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Anyway, in his victory speech after the Indiana Republican primary, Trump promised he’d put coal “miners back to work….They’re going to start to work again, believe me they’re going to be proud again to be miners.” He has yet to say how he'd do that.

Meanwhile, agree with Clinton or not, she outlined a plan for transitioning away from fossil fuels and vowed she won’t forget miners, many of whom belong to the United Mine Workers of America or are retired UMWA members. (The union hasn't endorsed anybody for president.)

On coal, Trump is the real “all talk and no action” politician. On unions, Trump is Action Man.

The billionaire, narcissistic neo-Know Nothing is a bare-knucks union buster. He is doing all he can to deny his Las Vegas hotel workers the union they voted in. He prefers “right to work” states to non-RTW states.

West Virginia has gone RTW, but Kentucky and Pennsylvania, the other big coal states, have not.

Pennsylvania is the home of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, a former UMWA president. Trumka is not on the Trump bandwagon.
“Listen, I know real down-home talk when I hear it, and I know a load of baloney and bluster, too, and I don’t think I have to tell you that Trump is full of baloney and bluster,” he said in a speech.

Trumka also denounced Trump's bigotry, his fondness for RTW and his fight against the union at his hotel. "Trump was a major financial backer of Scott Walker and says he admired the way Walker took on public unions in Wisconsin," Trumka said.

[dc]“F[/dc]inally, and most disturbingly, Trump says our wages are already too high. Can you believe that? Trump is advocating the polar opposite of our raising wages agenda.

Berry Craig

“You see, Trump says he’s with the American working class, but when you look close, it’s just hot air.”

Berry Craig
AFT Local 1360