PBS NewsHour

In coal country, putting faith in Trump's economic promises

Clip: 02/21/2017 | 8m 52s

In the coal towns of West Virginia, President Trump made economic promises that helped him win the election. Around 12,000 mining jobs have been eliminated in the last few years in that state alone while production remains at its lowest since the 1980s. In collaboration with the NewsHour and Marketplace, Frontline offers a look at the hopes and realities for some of the Americans who voted Trump.

Aired: 02/21/17

Rating: NR

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