Trump also promised to reopen coal mines and revive the industry to its former glory. But despite what he says, and what a lot of people want to believe, the hard truth is that coal isn't coming back. As Trump's own director of the National Economic Council, Gary Cohn, admitted in a moment of candor in May 2017, "Coal doesn't even make that much sense anymore." Politicians owe it to communities that have relied on the industry for generations to be honest about the future.
-- Hillary Rodham Clinton, What Happened, p. 282-283