President Trump delivers surprise at opening of coal mine

President Trump surprised miners at the opening of the Corsa Coal Corporation’s Acosta Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, Thursday by appearing in a video message in which he confirmed that he is fighting for the miners.

“Washington may be 180 miles down the road, but I want you to know each and every day, I’m fighting for you and all the forgotten men and women of America,” Trump said.

According to the Tribune-Review newspaper, the Acosta Mine will employ about 70 to 100 miners and annually produce 400,000 tons of metallurgical coal, which is used to produce steel.

“The industry stays on the uprise here, and all the guys that work here appreciate having the opportunity to have a job, number one, and everybody’s kind of excited to open a new one up,” said Mine Superintendent Shawn Petree.

Trump noted that he was “absolutely thrilled” to be included in the opening of the mine, calling it a “great, great day.”

“The miners of Pennsylvania are mining coal again.”

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