John Oliver: Why 'Trump needs to stop lying to coal miners'

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But that shouldn't bother Trump too much since he seems more interested in helping mining CEO's get rich than helping miners, who are often little more than tools to leverage concessions from the government.

At a campaign rally in West Virginia, Trump told coal miners in the audience to "get ready because you're gonna be working your asses off". Before he was President, Trump campaigned hard in coal country promising coal miners that he would bring their jobs back, even though, as Oliver pointed out, Trump may have no clue what a miner actually does.

In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press", EPA head Scott Pruitt said 50,000 jobs have been added to the coal industry since Trump was elected. And because of that, Oliver believes Trump needs to be more truthful to the mining community. Hear it best from Oliver himself by watching the entire take down in the YouTube video below.

The problem with coal is that jobs are disappearing due to advanced technology like alternative energies, automation and drop in natural gas prices.

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Upon finding out that your Trump-friendly coal company is being featured on an upcoming episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, one might think that a strongly worded legal threat to sue said show and it's cheeky British host into smithereens "all the way to the Supreme Court" is a good idea.

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the actual number of coal jobs created since a year ago has been just 1,300".

The Trump administration has spouted inaccurate statistics about their support of coal miners.

He added: "There is no doubt Trump claims coal is a huge priority for his White House and let's set aside tonight the fact that it is environmentally catastrophic, which we shouldn't because it is, but this president clearly doesn't care about that. And Trump didn't create them, he just remembered 12 times in his life he saw a lobster". "An honest conversation about coal and its miners needs to be had, and we should neither cease nor desist from having it". But most people don't have the imagination-or whatever-to leave their mine. Oliver neither ceases nor desists, and it is a thing of beauty. (Murray has denied this.) For this last point, Oliver brought out a squirrel of his own, who further mocked Murray.

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