Watch John Oliver Crush Trump on Coal

Author: Stefanie Spear | EcoWatch ||

“Coal, basically cocaine for Thomas the Tank Engine,” is how

John Oliver

began his 24-minute rant about

President Trump’s

love affair with

coal

on his

Last Week Tonight

Sunday evening.


Oliver goes back to when Trump was working to win the coal miner vote during the election and shows a clip of the presidential candidate pretending to dig for coal during a rally in Charleston, West Virginia.

“Okay, okay, let me stop you right there,” Oliver said as Trump was looking quite ridiculous. “It is not easy watching someone I doubt has done a day of hard labor in his life, show how he thinks coal mining works. It’s like watching a four-year-old play store. Oh, that’s right, you just hand them your ducky and you get cookies.”

Oliver then dives deep on Trump’s promise to bring back coal jobs. He shows a clip of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

Scott Pruitt

touting that “since fourth quarter of last year to most recently added almost 50,000 jobs in the coal sector. In the month of May alone, almost 7,000 jobs.”

“The only problem there is that those numbers are bullshit,” Oliver spouted.

Watch above as Oliver give the

real facts

on recent coal jobs.

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By | 2017-06-19T07:09:00+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Climate change, EcoWatch|

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