President-elect Trump called Governor-elect Justice to discuss Coal Jobs


Justice President-elect Donald Trump, left, talks to media as he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Trump called Governore-elect Jim Justice this weekend to talk about coal jobs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)


Staff Report

CHARLESTON, WV— Today, President-elect Donald J. Trump called Governor-elect Jim Justice to congratulate him on his victory, and to discuss how to revive West Virginia’s coal industry. The fifteen-minute phone conversation focused primarily on how the two could work together to put coal miners back to work.

The Governor-elect took the call during his Greenbrier East basketball practice. During the conversation, Justice also discussed West Virginia’s tourism and other job possibilities with the President-elect.

“It’s an exciting day for West Virginia because we now have a pathway to the White House and a president-elect who is totally committed to putting our coal miners back to work,” said Governor-elect Jim Justice. “President-elect Trump made it clear that he won’t forget about West Virginia when it comes to our nation’s energy policies. I will work closely with the President-elect and his administration on clean coal technology, rolling back the job-killing EPA regulations on coal, and growing West Virginia’s other job opportunities.”

President-elect Trump asked Justice to pass along a message to the people of West Virginia: “We are going to get those coal miners back to work.”

Justice added, “President-elect Trump and I will work great together to bring new opportunities to West Virginia families. He also shared with me how much he cares about the people of West Virginia. Just as President-elect Donald J. Trump reached out to me, I am reaching out to Democrats and Republicans in the legislature to put aside party politics and pull the rope together to turn this state around.”

Justice President-elect Donald Trump, left, talks to media as he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Trump called Governore-elect Jim Justice this weekend to talk about coal jobs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
http://williamsondailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_113640956-dbda628bfac54cc3b99f4d45968f7ab6.jpgJustice President-elect Donald Trump, left, talks to media as he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Trump called Governore-elect Jim Justice this weekend to talk about coal jobs. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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