Trump and coal
Coal owners, mine inspectors and the cause of bird deaths
On Monday, Donald Trump was on the campaign trail in eastern Pennsylvania talking about coal:
“I have friends that own the mines. I mean, they can’t live,” he said.
Is he talking about Bob Murray. Wow! Who knew?
Trump explained why:
“The restrictions environmentally are so unbelievable where inspectors come two and three times a day and they can’t afford it any longer and they’re closing all the mines . . . It’s not going to happen anymore, folks. We’re going to use our heads.”
Think Progress fact-checked and concluded:
ThinkProgress was unable to confirm any instances of multiple mine inspections in a single day.
Trump then attacked solar and finished with wind power:
“The wind kills all your birds. All your birds, killed. You know, the environmentalists never talk about that,” Trump said.
Both Think Progress and Bloomberg (previously) used the following chart based upon Audubon Society data to fact-check his comment: