The Check In: Trump Country


-As a candidate,
Donald Trump repeatedly promised that rural America,
which he dubbed Trump country, would improve
under his presidency. But is that really the case? This is “The Check In.” [ Cheers and applause ] [ Bell dings ] Throughout his presidency,
Trump has consistently claimed that now he’s in charge,
everyone, especially his supporters,
are coming out on top. -America now is winning again. Some people are getting
a little tired of winning. The people of Missouri
are gonna go to your governor, and they’re gonna say, “Governor, please,
go see the President. We can’t stand winning so much.” We are going to keep on winning. We’re going to win so much, you’re gonna get
so tired of winning. Just so tired. -I’ll give him credit
for one thing. He doesn’t
overwhelm you with details. [ Laughter ] Also, I don’t think he gets
how winning works. You don’t get tired of it. I’ve never heard
a New England Patriots fan burning his Tom Brady jersey
and moving to Cleveland. “Enough’s enough, Brady!
I got January plans!” [ Laughter ] Trump loves to say that,
thanks to this presidency, farmers, coal miners, and residents of red states
are back. But in November,
“The Washington Post” asked the question,
“Is Trump country really better off under Trump?” And their answer was no —
it’s falling further behind. And there’s no better example
of that than West Virginia. You might remember that
when Trump visited West Virginia in 2016, he made all kinds
of impossible promises and even
pretended to be a coal miner. -I’ll put it on, right? [ Cheers and applause ] -I’ve never seen someone
so proud of his ability to put on and take off a hat. [ Laughter ] He took off that hat like a dove
was gonna fly out of it. “Ta-da!” Also, whoever picked
his hard-hat size did not take into account
Trump’s giant ego. [ Laughter ] I know next to nothing
about coal mining, but I’m pretty sure
that’s not how you do it. Unless I’m wrong,
coal is generally not located under 4 to 6 inches
of loose dirt on the surface. I think he’s mistaking
coal mining with clearing the driveway
after a light snowstorm. But Trump didn’t just
act like a coal miner, he also promised he’d put
coal miners back to work, and as president,
he claimed he’d succeeded. -It’s really happening.
We are back. The coal industry is back. We’ve ended the war
on beautiful, clean coal. I will tell you,
you will look back, and you will say
it was the single greatest vote you ever cast,
and you are gonna be very proud. And for those miners, get ready,
because you’re gonna be working your asses off,
all right? -So there you go.
Trump says he’s ended the war on coal
and that coal miners would be
working their asses off, but based on the actual facts, it sounds like
their asses are still firmly on. -Coal mines are closing
faster than ever. -A bleak outlook tonight
on the coal industry. A brand-new report from CNN
suggests more coal plants have closed
during the first two years of the Trump administration than the first four years
of the Obama administration. It’s not because of regulations
but competition with cleaner,
cheaper forms of energy. Another 20 plants
are expected to close this year. -In fairness,
it isn’t Trump’s fault that the mines are closing. It’s just the march of time. It’s the same reason
it’s hard to find work as an abacus operator. [ Laughter ] And instead of facing
the reality that coal plants are closing faster
under his presidency than they did under Obama’s, Trump keeps
insulting coal miners by insisting
that they’re incapable of doing anything
other than dig for coal. -Remember, I was here
just before the election? And I brought a couple of guys
into a room, and I said, “Fellas, supposing
we teach you a new skill. Supposing we teach you, like, how to make little widgets
or gidgets or gadgets or…?” These are big, strong
coal miners. They said,
“Sir, we want to dig coal.” I said, “I agree with you!
I agree.” -Well, maybe they would’ve
answered differently if you had said,
“We’d like to train you to transition to another field
of energy development that’s cleaner and safer with better
long-term prospects,” instead of, “Do you fellas wanna
make widgets and gidgets?” [ Laughter ] “Giguh-guh-uhhh!
Wigi-gigi-guh.” [ Laughter and applause ] Also, they told you they didn’t
want to learn new skills? Are you sure it wasn’t
just an assumption you made like you did in an interview
with “Playboy” magazine back in 1990
when you proclaimed, “If had been the son
of a coal miner, I would’ve left the damn mines, but most people
don’t have the imagination or whatever to leave their mine.
They don’t have it.” Which is?
“‘It’ is an ability to become an entrepreneur,
a great athlete, a great writer. You’re either
born with it or you’re not.” And by “it,”
he, of course, means a wealthy father
who cheated on his taxes. [ Laughter ] And don’t take it from me. Even experts on coal mining
in states like Pennsylvania and West Virginia
said that Trump’s lies are actually hurting
the coal miners he claims to be saving. -He’s lying to them. -For 52 years,
Art Sullivan worked in and consulted on mines
around the world. And he bristles every time
he hears the President claim to be the savior of coal. -And that really disturbs me, because these
are really good people. -Do you feel the President gave
these communities false hope? -In my opinion?
Absolutely. I mean, I’m an expert.
He’s not. If you spend several years
working coal mines, you’re going to come
to understand electricity, hydraulics, mechanics. I see no limitation on
the average coal miner’s ability to transition
into any other field. -That’s right.
Coal miners are qualified in electricity, hydraulics,
and mechanics. Meanwhile, Trump isn’t even
qualified to be the canary. [ Laughter ] So, Trump promised that cutting
regulations on power plants would help bring back jobs
in rural America. He also promised
that cutting those regulations would not impact the quality
of the air and water. -We want a clean environment. We want a strong, beautiful,
clean environment. I want clean air,
I want crystal-clean water. And we’ve got it. We’ve got the cleanest country
in the planet right now. There’s nobody cleaner than us. And it’s getting
better and better. -Can we start
by cleaning you off first? [ Laughter ] You can’t claim
we’re the cleanest country when the President looks like
he just lost a challenge to eat the world’s
hottest jalapeño pepper. [ Laughter ] “Don’t worry —
my stomach can handle — Oh!
I’m shvitzing right away.” So, there you go.
Coal mines might be closing faster under Trump,
but at least they still have clean air to breathe
and clean water to drink, right? -The Environmental
Protection Agency is considering rolling back
regulations on mercury. It’s a neurotoxin
that can lead to brain damage, learning disabilities, and
other birth defects in children. -The Environmental Protection
Agency announced the proposal today,
saying that the cost of these regulations
outweighs the health benefits. Remind us again why we care about mercury
getting into the air. -It’s a powerful neurotoxin. There are also
other hazardous air pollutants that are emitted
along with mercury. -So you might have expected
Trump to neglect the blue states that didn’t vote for him. I wouldn’t be surprised
if he started dumping mercury over New York
out of Air Force One. “Don’t breathe in, losers!” But this is Trump country. These are people
he promised to help, and if this keeps up,
Trump might need a shovel to dig himself out of this hole. This has been “The Check In.” [ Cheers and applause ] [ Bell dings ]




Comments
  1. Im not American but im feel sorry about USA citizens Trump dont even care about you He have his owen money Let's him shutdowns America

  2. As someone who's currently studying alternative (and clean) energy forms, "beautiful, clean coal" is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. You don't need an AP Environmental Science course to know that more coal mines are shutting down because of the negative effects they have on the environment.

  3. It's incredible that this parasite has been given a Presidency. It is truly astonishing that this guy could possibly hold this position in public service. Incredible!

  4. I just realised Trump is wearing an American flag pin like Stan Smith does. And he's just as dumb, if not dumber! 😂

  5. "as an abacus operator" hysterical. Hillary's plan was (and she may be back in 2020 I hope) to go all out on solar and wind creating tons of jobs which is why tRump slapped impossible tariffs on solar panel (imports). tRump doesn't want solar, wind, and water power for energy because the sun and the air is FREE. They can't make any money off of free sun and free air.

  6. Trumpsters believe everything fat Nixon says… but where's the 10% pay rise for the military.. that he said he gave them?

  7. Mercury is bad, real bad, where there is Mercury there is usually Lead and it is real bad also. They accumulate in fish and humans and even at very low levels in children it affects brain development/nervous system. From experience with my children, if you have any indication of mercury or lead contamination in your environment – get your kids tested – anything close to the recommended safe level move away immediately don't bother arguing with the polluter because it takes a long time for these metals to leave the body and they keep harming it's growth and development. RUN is my best advice.

  8. Here now in WV they support the wall because they think the Mexicans are taking there mining jobs. Just yesterday heard a miner say there taking there mining jobs to Mexico then wonder how they hauled the mine all the to Mexico. But when you look at our governor a billionaire mine owner who runs nonunion mines that pay less wages you can understand alot better. This is the only place you can go where the people believe less money more hours and unsafe work conditions is better. You can say and do anything to these people as long as you dont say anything bad about the billionaire who says we dig coal. They will actually take food from there families to support a billionaire.

  9. Trump the frump He shimmy’s like someone’s sisters Kate ,just an elderly Mary trying to be a head of state.Does he have Crystal balls ? is he a clairvoyant ? or just a dreary old queen with bad hair and a sackable make up person

  10. Hey Donald! We're Missourians and NONE of us has said anything like, "We're tired of winning!" It's more like, " When does the winning begin?" Don't try to speak for us.

  11. "We're the cleanest country. And we're getting cleaner." How? From your eliminating regulations on polluters? Because we're burning less " beautiful clean coal", despite your promises? Because we've drained that dirty swamp…as YOUR "best people" all leave? Because, whether by impeachment or a new election, we're closer to rid of you, Don?

    He IS qualified to be the canary. Canary's job: Breathe…til you can't anymore.
    Plus (and okay, I got this from other commenters): He CAN tweet.
    Keep tweeting. That's one way we know you're alive.

  12. Donald Trump. The man who knows nothing, but claims to know everything.

    "Brawndo's got what plants crave. It's got electrolytes."

  13. nothing makes me HAPPIER than seeing how worse off trumpf voters are (the poor ones) who worshipped him as he and his rich friends destroyed their cities and lives while lying TO THEIR FACES….ahhh i LOVE IT!

  14. clean? we represent 5% of the worlds population but produce 25% of the worlds waste and pollution. were not clean, were filthy animals.

  15. In 1983, my father, a newspaper man since before WWII said, ''The ''republicans'' do things TO people and democrats do things FOR people.''.
    I have seen nothing to make me question his observations.

  16. He hasn't or WILL NOT do anything to help West Virginia!! No more coal mines opened or more jobs!!! Hows that lying working out for yall!!! But you fell for it and he got your VOTE!!

  17. Coal miners are smart. They have skills in team leadership, group cooperation, problem solving, heavy machinery operation, electrical engineering, and a slew of other important skills that not everyone has. Theyre capable of transitioning into literally any energy industry and the fact they keep letting trump steamroll them and insult them to their faces is just disheartening. Its hard to see it when the coal industry is geographically located in places that dont have the infrastructure for the new industries, but bringing them in and replacing old coal mines with new energy plants creates so many jobs that miners can be prioritized for training and placement. But coal CEOs and Republicans dont want them to do better.

  18. More red neck Democrat liberal nation dividing unsustainbke Democrat political bull crap. Your why President Trump was elected by America.

  19. Did Trump run at all on anything good about himself or real descriptions of good things he would do?
    It seems like almost all of what Trump did during the election was to say about his opponents an insulting label that is short short and easy to remember:
    dickhead Donald

    Although, if really trying to use his tactic, it wouldn't really have to be backed up, but with him it can be backed with information:
    He's hurting people he said he would help: (lies, his label 'lying' so we could also say lying Donald). He appears to be corrupt, a number of people working for him have taken plea deals which are not offered unless the person has information the prosecutor wants (corrupt, his label: 'crooked', we could also say crooked Donald). Both of these are just brief examples of how Trump actually is the bad things he calls his opponents.
    If it comes to it, maybe it would be helpful to listen to how he insults his opponents, and then look at what he has done and show examples of how he fits the insulting description he has come up with.
    For example: he labeled someone 'lying'. I don't like the guy he labeled 'lying', but it is funny for him to make that label considering that he lies all the time.

  20. Trump said we're one of the cleanest countries "in" the planet…what's one of major cities—Molten Central? Lavapolis?

  21. Now don't give up on tRump! I'm sure he'd make a great canary for the mines. He's halfway there with the feathers on his head he calls hair! Come on! Let's send him down!!

  22. @3:58 I nearly shat myself 🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣😂😂🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  23. I never cease to be shocked whenever I see how disgusting Trump's face is; and you're asshole supporters aren't "tired of winning" yet

  24. talking about coal mines – Trump has lost his mine or is it MIND -now he attacks Beto using his hands – hell if you watch Trump this guy is an idiot-America will take yrs to erase this morons destruction of the environment – adding to defacit drain swap -hell Trump hires only goofy alligators and criminals & Russians & his criminal family—-Trump thinks he is like Gotti or a mob Boss -but he is more like the 3 stooges-Trump,Tump jr & Eric Trump yuk yuk yuk lol

  25. Trump country will never wake up from this delusion. They will see their communities falling apart and their jobs lost, but they will still cling to Trump, proclaiming that they were never better off. I don't give them credit to figure out that they have been duped.

  26. Why can't anyone see that trump has gutted all the programs that projects the nation Clean air cleaner water clean food . That's what a enemy would do. He cut everything that helps make America great again.. That's what Putin put him in charge of doing Tear up the contruy and blame it on the dimercracts

  27. I've come to the conclusion that there is nothing Trump can do to his supporters that would dissuade them from voting for him. He can roll back regulations and poison them, raise their taxes, get rid of their health insurance, threaten social security and medicare and medicaid, but as long as he continues to trigger their most base and hateful prejudices, they will back him up. To quote our orangutan-in-chief: "Sad!"

  28. Ye Gods!! We're from Missouri and we could stand some winning anytime, anyplace, any year! How dare Trump speak for Missourians? We doubt he even knows where our state is located. Please let the nightmare end! :0( DBB

    NOTE: I don't know why this printed out twice, but you'll find it again below next to another very similar one of mine sent 3 months ago. The copy wasn't down there until I tried to "save" this one. Trump Gremlins, I guess, because I'm not trying to be a pest here. Guess I was just thinking the same thing recently when I re-viewed this video. I tried to CANCEL, but it wouldn't go away. :0( DBB

  29. I am in fact a New England Patriots fan whos moving to Cleveland. But I will NEVER burn my Tommy Brady jersey.

  30. It's fascinating how many people enjoy the natural raw wild organic sensations mother Earth has to offer, but yet the majority of the population is not doing anything to demand from leaders that we improve upon and maintain the quality of standards pertaining to our air, water, foods, landscapes, working and living environment every day home products to be made manufactured mass-produced in a way that doesn't disrupt or diminish the quality of life, by leaving excess poisonous ,toxic, wastes behind you can't be pro-life if your doing business with outdated power sources, inferior materials, poisonous, toxic substances that have been scientifically classified, religiously verified as petrified death! Better known as coal, oil and gas the chemical industry. Which now that Donald Trump has been bought off and paid out by lifting sanctions and deregulating! Putting Caps ON restricting what the EPA FDA drug and food ministration, health and human services environmentalists can present to the public. Our air ,water ,landscapes ,working and living environments are going to be facing oil spills, gas leaks, toxins being burnt off in to our airways) much more frequent with less consequence which is going to result in, cause environmental financial global collapse. Combined with all the health risks that have already been established from business being conducted in this, low-quality outdated manner, by top scientists leading physician specialist the EPA,FDA, drug and food ministration Surgeon General's warnings. They say not to use a generator inside your house or car garage for carbon monoxide poisoning is a leading cause of death! So very soon you will have pipelines from coast-to-coast burning off this petrified death! It is basically bringing the generator inside our house. The oldest trick the Republicans have been using preventing these programs from doing their job is by defunding them. It's what happened the whole time during Obama's presidency it is irritating negligent that Democrats are not bringing these points out sharing these facts would Americans. Talk about play hardball! Talk about pro-life ,women's rights and gay-rights. How about the right to clean air, water, high nutritional value foods. Democrats are only bringing up social classification rights. There not hitting the fundamental rights which is air water, foods, landscapes ,working, living environment and every day home products being made with advanced materials resources substances, that are stronger, lighter more versatile easier to work with+ plus the + these products can freely be used manufactured mass-produced as much is the people need or want without leaving any excess poisonous waste behind. Democrats are pushing how important it is that women have the right for a abortion. Will do the fathers have the right to make sure the kids have clean air, water and high nutritional value foods available 24 seven. As ignorant as the Democrats are behaving right now, the Republicans are celebrating being vindictive. By doing everything they can to keep the majority of the population of Americans) overwork, underpaid, out of shape, sick weak ,desperate ,overfed' undernourished' with them dirty low-paying jobs, that come from outdated! Power sources) inferior materials, poisonous, toxic substances, pesticides ,chemicals that never change their killing composition.
    S.R.F.

  31. Let`s be honest here. Trump is a dumb privileged idiot but 98% of all in power had to have money and a certain status to be able to study and to then climb the ladder in politics. These people never even saw a working-class family who struggled to survive from one paycheck to the next. We have always been led by people who have known absolutely nothing about the people they were leading. The majority of leaders have no idea what they are talking about.

  32. This is several months ago & for all those people that say America & it's economy is doing great under Trump

  33. So your education level suits your skill level hence diggers of coal no schooling will keep you there.Backward People.

  34. Those in-bred, illiterate white trash morons deserve everything that lying, incompetent, spray-tanned bullfrog

  35. He accidentally stumbled into a viable alternative profession for miners. Coding widgets is a thing. Well at least it used to be.

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