Bill Clinton was campaigning for his wife in West Virginia on Sunday when he was confronted by members of the audience who were clearly angry about Hillary’s promise to put coal miners out of business.

Coal is pretty important in West Virginia.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

Hostile Protesters Confront Bill Clinton in West Virginia

Bill Clinton was repeatedly interrupted by protesters during a rally for Hillary Clinton in Logan, West Virginia Sunday before the state’s primary on May 10.

The group booed the former president and confronted him about Hillary Clinton’s promise to destroy coal jobs, a long-standing staple of West Virginia’s economy.

During the rally, Clinton recounted that he had asked his wife to send him to “any place in America that feels left out and left behind.” The protesters then began shouting at the former president, to which he reacted with disdain.

“This is where they start screaming because they don’t want to hear this,” Clinton said with his hand raised. The crowd applauded and stood up to face the protesters, who continued booing and were ushered out.

“The difference between us and them is that we listen to them,” Clinton said.

Prior to Clinton’s appearance in Logan, city officials emailed Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) attempting to prevent his visit, according to WVNS-TV.

“Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town,” their email stated. “Mrs. Clinton’s anti-coal messages are the last thing our suffering town needs at this point. The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.”

This video has some unintelligible heckling from the crowd:

In the video below, you can hear this exchange:

At the same rally, Clinton was confronted about his wife’s March pledge to “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

“When’s she going to lay us all off … and wipe us all out?” the protester said, interrupting Clinton’s remarks.

Clinton, hard of hearing, asked Manchin what the man said as the room filled with angry murmurs.

“He’s getting laid off and wiped out, what we gonna do about that,” Manchin said.

“Well, that’s good, that’s a fair question,” Clinton said.


These folks are raising a legitimate issue and have genuine cause for concern.

Obama’s presidency has been awful for the coal industry and Hillary has made it clear that she wants to finish what he started.

Featured image via YouTube.


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