“I just want to know how you can say you’re going to put a lot of coal miners out of jobs and then come in here and tell us how you’re going to be our friend, because those people out there don’t see you as a friend,” he said.
Clinton responded by saying, “I don’t know how to explain it other than what I said was totally out of context from what I meant because I have been talking about helping coal country for a very long time, and I did put a plan out last summer.”
“And it was a misstatement, because what I was saying is that, the way things are going now, you will continue to lose jobs. That’s what I meant to say and I think that that seems to be supported by the facts,” she added. “I didn’t mean that we were going to do it, what I said was, that is going to happen unless we take action to try to help and prevent it. So I don’t mind anybody being upset or angry.”