Despite his campaign promises, President Donald Trump "can't bring mining jobs back," according to the head of the largest private coal company in the United States.
Robert Murray, founder and chief executive of Murray Energy, said Trump ought to "temper his expectations," in an interview with The Guardian. "Those are my exact words. He can't bring them back."
Despite the poor prospects of coal miners in need of jobs, Murray said that "it's a better time" for the coal industry.
"Politically it's much better. Barack Obama and his Democrat supporters were the greatest destroyers the United States of America has ever seen in its history. He destroyed reliable electric power in America, he destroyed low-cost electric power in America, and he attempted to totally destroy the United States coal industry."
On Tuesday, Trump will likely sign an executive order to eliminate many of the Obama administration's climate regulations, according to Bloomberg.
"With the election of Donald Trump, my daily reading went down 100 pages," Murray added. "For eight years I had to read everything that the Democrats and Obama were putting out because I am the CEO and I had to guide the company while seeing where they were going to try and destroy us next. And eliminate us," he said.
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