It was a stupid move by Hillary Clinton to tell coal producers that she intended to bankrupt them. The reaction from coal workers was intense and immediate. At first she tried to backtrack but then jumped in with both cankles and reiterated her intent to cause miners to lose their jobs. Other union workers in other traditional ‘Rust Belt’ industries also paid notice to the fact that Democrats intended to place environmental concerns atop their employment status.
That was not the only stupid move on her part, though. She did the same thing, threatening legal gun owners. The National Rifle Association has been on a tear for the last few months about their opposition to Clinton and her threats against gun ownership.
In all the time of her campaign Mrs. Clinton provided almost no policy promises – with the exceptions of the two above. Instead she spent her time on the stump vilifying Donald Trump and anyone who supported him. Even her staff was asking whether she had positions that they could tout.
That is the way to destroy a campaign. And it worked.
“Rank And File Union Members In The Rust Belt Propelled Trump To The White House”
Tuesday’s election results sent shock waves across the globe after voters selected President-elect Donald Trump as the 45th president — but the results may not have been as surprising to America’s rust belt.
Trump’s message on jobs, trade and the economy resonated in battleground states that turned red for the first time in decades.”
From the Daily Caller