Fact Check: The Trump Administration Is Failing The Coal Industry | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


>>>WE’VE BEEN REPORTING ON A>>>WE’VE BEEN REPORTING ON A WHOLE TEAR THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS WHOLE TEAR THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN ON, BREAKING CAMPAIGN BEEN ON, BREAKING CAMPAIGN PROMISES LEFT AND RIGHT AND IN PROMISES LEFT AND RIGHT AND IN PUBLIC. PUBLIC. IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP TRACK AND IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP TRACK AND HOLD THESE THINGS ACCOUNTABLE. HOLD THESE THINGS ACCOUNTABLE. SOMETIMES THE ADMINISTRATION SOMETIMES THE ADMINISTRATION BACKS OFF WHEN EXPOSED. BACKS OFF WHEN EXPOSED. CONSIDER TONIGHT THAT NOT ONLY CONSIDER TONIGHT THAT NOT ONLY IS DONALD TRUMP NOW FORCING IS DONALD TRUMP NOW FORCING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS TO FUND THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS TO FUND THE BORDER WALL, NOT MEXICO, BUT HE BORDER WALL, NOT MEXICO, BUT HE IS ALSO GETTING EXPOSED ON IS ALSO GETTING EXPOSED ON SOMETHING HE RAN ON EXPLICITLY SOMETHING HE RAN ON EXPLICITLY IN 2016. IN 2016. THE COAL INDUSTRY. THE COAL INDUSTRY. LOOK AT THE FACTS SINCE DONALD LOOK AT THE FACTS SINCE DONALD TRUMP TOOK OFFICE. TRUMP TOOK OFFICE. 51 COAL PLANTS HAVE SHUT DOWN. 51 COAL PLANTS HAVE SHUT DOWN. THAT’S MORE THAN IN THE ENTIRE THAT’S MORE THAN IN THE ENTIRE FOUR YEARS OF OBAMA’S FIRST FOUR YEARS OF OBAMA’S FIRST TERM. TERM. EIGHT COAL COMPANIES HAVE HAD TO EIGHT COAL COMPANIES HAVE HAD TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY AND NOW FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY AND NOW AFTER DONALD TRUMP CLAIMED HIS AFTER DONALD TRUMP CLAIMED HIS PRIORITY WOULD BE BRINGING BACK PRIORITY WOULD BE BRINGING BACK COAL, WELL, YOU CAN HEAR FROM COAL, WELL, YOU CAN HEAR FROM THE VERY OWN HEAD OF THE COAL THE VERY OWN HEAD OF THE COAL MINER’S UNION ABOUT HOW IT’S MINER’S UNION ABOUT HOW IT’S GOING. GOING.>>COAL IS NOT BACK.>>COAL IS NOT BACK. NOBODY SAVED THE COAL INDUSTRY. NOBODY SAVED THE COAL INDUSTRY. NOW THAT’S A HARSH FACT AND IT’S NOW THAT’S A HARSH FACT AND IT’S A HARSH REALITY. A HARSH REALITY.>>HERE’S SOME MORE REALITY.>>HERE’S SOME MORE REALITY. THIS SUMMER COAL MINERS ACTUALLY THIS SUMMER COAL MINERS ACTUALLY CAME TO WASHINGTON AND THEY CAME TO WASHINGTON AND THEY ASKED FOR EXPLICIT HELP TO SHORE ASKED FOR EXPLICIT HELP TO SHORE UP THEIR PENSIONS, SOMETHING UP THEIR PENSIONS, SOMETHING THAT IS IMPORTANT TO EVERY COAL THAT IS IMPORTANT TO EVERY COAL FAMILY. FAMILY. THEY ARE, OF COURSE, IN TROUBLE THEY ARE, OF COURSE, IN TROUBLE AS THE INDUSTRY HAS HEMORRHAGED. AS THE INDUSTRY HAS HEMORRHAGED. ACCORDING TO THESE REPORTS, ACCORDING TO THESE REPORTS, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RESPONSE, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RESPONSE, BASICALLY SILENCE. BASICALLY SILENCE. NBC NEWS SHOWS A REPORT THAT NBC NEWS SHOWS A REPORT THAT HE’S NOT REALLY DEALING WITH HE’S NOT REALLY DEALING WITH THIS IN ANY PUBLIC WAY AT ALL THIS IN ANY PUBLIC WAY AT ALL NOW THAT IT’S NOT A CAMPAIGN NOW THAT IT’S NOT A CAMPAIGN SLOGAN. SLOGAN. THIS IS A LONG WAYS FROM HIS THIS IS A LONG WAYS FROM HIS EARLIER PROMISES. EARLIER PROMISES.>>MY ADMINISTRATION IS PUTTING>>MY ADMINISTRATION IS PUTTING AN END TO THE WAR ON COAL. AN END TO THE WAR ON COAL. WE ARE PUTTING THE COAL MINERS WE ARE PUTTING THE COAL MINERS BACK TO WORK JUST LIKE I BACK TO WORK JUST LIKE I PROMISED. PROMISED. COAL IS COMING BACK. COAL IS COMING BACK. FOR THOSE MINERS, GET READY FOR THOSE MINERS, GET READY BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO BE BECAUSE YOU’RE GOING TO BE WORKING YOUR [ BLEEP ] OFF. WORKING YOUR [ BLEEP ] OFF.>>WE ARE BACK.>>WE ARE BACK. THE COAL INDUSTRY IS BACK. THE COAL INDUSTRY IS BACK.>>IT TURNS OUT THAT ACTUALLY>>IT TURNS OUT THAT ACTUALLY RESTORING COAL JOBS IS HARDER

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