Watch John Oliver Expose Trump Administration’s Coal Industry Lies
June 19, 2017 - running watch
Throughout his campaign, President Trump regularly betrothed spark miners he would safety their jobs. But on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver argued that a billionaire noble preyed on communities unfortunate for wish as their attention dies out. “He hardly gets what mining is,” a horde shouted. “He might good consider it’s usually using adult to things that he wants and yelling, ‘Mine!'”
The Trump administration has spouted false statistics about their support of spark miners. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently told Meet a Press that Trump had combined 50,000 spark jobs given “fourth entertain of final year” – a figure Oliver described as “bullshit.” In reality, a Bureau of Labor Statistics found that, given final year, the series of new spark jobs is indeed 1,300.
Oliver certified that spark is a ethereal topic: Some communities rest on these good-paying jobs, though a effects of mining are “environmentally catastrophic.” The ultimate goal, a horde argued, should be transitioning these workers into suitable choice fields – generally given a expansion in renewable energies, like breeze and solar.
When spark jobs go away, immature jobs boost – usually not where a spark miners live. According to a Mar NPR report, dual prevalent mining states, West Virginia and Kentucky, arrange nearby a bottom, 45th and 41st respectively, in solar jobs per capita.
Oliver also slammed a policies of spark association CEOs, like Murray Energy’s Bob Murray, who released Last Week Tonight a stop and terminate minute before a part aired. But a horde eventually circled behind to Trump, highlighting a troubling quote from a 1990 Playboy interview: “If we had been a son of a spark miner, we would have left a damn mines. But many people don’t have a imagination – or whatever – to leave their mine. They don’t have ‘it.'”
The comedian finished his shred with a final sip of true speak directed not usually during President Trump though also a whole country. “Trump needs to stop fibbing to spark miners,” he said. “We all do. Stop revelation them their jobs are all entrance behind when they’re not, stop revelation them that spark is purify when it isn’t and stop sanctimonious that this isn’t an attention in a center of a formidable and painful, despite necessary, transition.”
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