Loudly trying to salvage what is left of a doomed industry is simply a vehicle for him to try to score political points within his omnipresent base. In his usual atavistic way, the hope is that he will garner support from those who refuse to believe that most things change over time. Industries, people, demographics, cars, taste in clothes, movies, food, etc., evolve. Mr. Trump may get some votes by trying to travel back in time, but the problem with time machines is that they only work in movies — not in coal country.
David I. Sommers, Kensington