"Donald Trump’s campaign promise that he was going to bring coal jobs back has not come to fruition, and in fact, more coal plants have closed during Trump’s first two years than throughout Barack Obama’s entire first term.
While running for office, Trump promised to end the United States’ “war on coal” — and those working in the industry were desperate to believe, says CNN.
At rallies in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, the Trump campaign distributed signs which read “Trump Digs Coal,” and the candidate spoke to those who had lost coal jobs — or were clinging to them — and said that he could reverse the process by overturning regulations put in place by President Obama.
“We are putting our great coal miners back to work. I’m coal’s last shot.”
But former coal miner and industry consultant Art Sullivan shakes his head when asked if Trump can save the coal industry, and says that the people of coal country were lied to."