President Donald Trump on Friday said he believes coal miners and coal companies are in “a war” against the Trump administration’s efforts to cut carbon emissions.
In a tweetstorm following a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Trump said the administration is trying to “undermine” the coal industry and is “playing a losing game” with “the people.”
He said coal mining companies and the coal miners are “being put in a situation where they have no choice but to fight to protect their jobs.”
Trump has been a vocal opponent of the coal sector.
He has called it a “disgrace” that coal is being taken off the grid, and the president has vowed to end the U.S. reliance on the sector.
The White House says that coal production in the U