Donald Trump can make good on his pledge to “make America great again” by embracing policies that put coal industry workers back on the job and lower the cost of electricity, an energy executive told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo Tuesday.
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“A policy that will get the lowest cost electricity, which is a staple of life, for those folks on fixed incomes, for the manufacturer of a product for the global marketplace. All types of fossil fuels, renewables, nuclear — all of the above. That’s what gets people endorsed. That will get a strong America and make America great again,” said Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy.
According to Murray, the Obama administration’s policies are hurting the lowest income families, saying there were about 35,000 jobs lost in the coal industry this year and 60,000 in all.
“It’s a tragedy what’s happening in the coal fields, with the destruction of lives, by Barack Obama, who is the greatest destroyer America’s had. And Mrs. Clinton says ‘I will expand on those policies,’” he said.
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Murray, who has been outspoken about Hillary Clinton’s energy policy, also reiterated why her clean energy push is “all about money.”
“She’s getting millions of dollars from the manufacturers of solar panels and windmills…She said these people need this government help. These are the richest billionaires of the country that are kicking in to the Clinton Foundation, to the Clinton campaign, to build windmills and solar panels because it requires a subsidy. Coal stands in the way of that,” he argued.