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What Bill Clinton Said about West Virginia in His Convention Speech

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Coal miners will not be forgotten if his wife is elected, said former President Bill Clinton.

In his convention speech. Bill Clinton alluded to the angry reception he and his wife received in West Virginia during the primary. Here's what he said:

"She sent me, in this primary, where she knew we going to lose, to look those coal miners in the eye and say, 'I'm down here because Hillary sent me to tell you that if you really think you get the economy you had back 50 years ago, have at it, but if she wins, she's coming back for you to take you on a ride to America's future.'"

Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton made her infamous remark - which she has since apologized for - that "we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."

Clinton said she misspoke, and promised $30 billion in government aid to struggling coal mining communities.


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