Former president Bill Clinton, who previously took flack for mocking the “coal people” in West Virginia and Kentucky, accused “coal country” of being the “most anti-immigrant” part of America while speaking at a private fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.
As he did when criticizing the “coal people,” Clinton again singled out Kentucky and West Virginia while speaking to the audience of wealthy Democratic donors in November 2015.
“One of the reasons I’m for immigration reform is that on balance immigrants add to the employment base, not take away from it,” Bill said, according to a leaked transcript of the speech. (RELATED: Bill Clinton Told Donors The Border Won’t Be Secure ‘For A Very Long Time’)
He added that housing problems “in the most anti-immigrant parts of America, like in coal country, West Virginia and Kentucky, don’t have anything to do with immigrants.” (RELATED: Bill Clinton Mocked Working Class Voters At Private Fundraiser)
The transcript of the speech was published by anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks among thousands of other documents from the email of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.
Bill’s comments are just the latest coal-related gaffe for the Clinton campaign.
Hillary was forced to play damage control earlier this year after promising to put coal miners “out of business.”
In September, Bill Clinton mocked the “coal people” of West Virginia and Kentucky for supporting Trump. (RELATED: Hillary Emails So Bad Clinton Campaign Wanted Public To Focus On Benghazi Instead)