Former President Bill Clinton was campaigning on behalf of his Democratic presidential front-runner wife, Hillary Clinton, when he was met with a chorus of angry boos and shouts in Logan, West Virginia.
A large number of West Virginians have considered candidate Clinton persona non-grata since she spoke in a town hall session in Williamson, West Virginia last month. At the town hall, Mrs Clinton said she would put “a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
Given the heavy dependence of the West Virginian economy on the coal industry, her remarks did not appear to display much concern for the well-being of the residents of the state in which she was speaking.
A letter, penned by Logan officials, was received at West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin’s office stating the Clintons were “not welcome” in Logan:
Bill and Hillary Clinton are simply not welcome in our town. Mrs. Clinton’s anti-coal messages re the last thing our suffering town needs at this point. The policies that have been championed by people like Mrs. Clinton have all but devastated our fair town, and honestly, enough is enough.”
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