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In this May 5, 2016 photo, coal miners wave signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Charleston, W.Va. (Steve Helber/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
In this May 5, 2016 photo, coal miners wave signs as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Charleston, W.Va. (Steve Helber/AP)

One of the many promises Donald Trump made during the presidential campaign was that he'd help bring back jobs in industries like steel and coal. And he won big in many of the regions that have suffered as those jobs have disappeared.

It's a promise Ken Ward Jr. (@Kenwardjr), a reporter at the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia and author of the Coal Tattoo blog, dubbed in a headline, "President-elect Trump's coal con."

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Ward Jr. about what a Trump administration might actually do for West Virginia.

This segment aired on November 18, 2016.

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