Joe Biden instantly regretted this one gaffe that left Donald Trump smiling from ear to ear
Former Vice President Joe Biden is the current frontrunner in the Democrat Presidential Primary.
But his campaign could be running on borrowed time.
And Joe Biden instantly regretted this one gaffe that left Donald Trump smiling from ear to ear.
In 2016, Donald Trump became the first Republican in a generation to win Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in no small part because Hillary Clinton promised to put coal miners out of business.
Joe Biden doubled-down on that blunder in a New Hampshire town hall event.
Biden previously stated he was willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blue collar jobs in the coal industry to combat the fairy tale of so-called “global warming.”
At the New Hampshire event Biden claimed that coal miners could just “learn to code.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested Monday that displaced coal miners should learn to code.
“Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well,” Biden said at a New Hampshire event Monday. He added later: “Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake!”
Biden’s adversarial posture toward the coal industry bears similarities to that of 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who said her administration would “put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
Biden said during the Dec. 19 Democratic presidential debate he would be willing to sacrifice hundreds of thousands of blue-collar jobs in the pursuit of climate goals.
Biden’s comments about ruining the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans by destroying their good paying jobs will surely find their way into a barrage of TV commercials should he win the nomination.
The centerpiece of Biden’s appeal to Democrat Primary voters is that he can win back working class voters in the Midwest.
That claim went up in smoke with Biden’s campaign wrecking gaffe.