Hillary Clinton Gets the Business in Coal Country
Protesters greet Democratic front-runner with taunts and insults
WILLIAMSON, W. Va — Several dozen protesters stood in a pouring rain for hours Monday to greet Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on her second campaign stop of the day.
The protesters, many of them coal miners, shouted “Go home, Hillary!” and chanted Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s name as Clinton toured a health facility that treats coal miners with black lung disease.
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Clinton is unpopular with many in coal-mining country in Appalachian states because of her positions on replacing coal with renewable energy, saying in March on a CNN town hall that “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
As the motorcade passed through the protest after the event, the crowd gave Clinton the business.
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