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Trump Takes Credit For A Few Dozen New Coal Jobs

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“President Donald Trump is taking credit for the opening of a new coal mine in the state of Pennsylvania, even though plans were made for the mine to open “well before his election” and the mine is expected to generate only 100 permanent jobs, according to the Los Angeles Times. Trump called the coal mine the first of the “Trump era” in a tweet.

Corsa Coal Corp decided in August that it would open the Acosta mine, located roughly 60 miles south of the city of Pittsburgh, “after a steel industry boom drove up prices for metallurgical coal,” according to the Times.”*

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