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Quote of 2016: "The 'war on coal' politicians have been playing mountain people for suckers"

US president-elect Donald Trump’s promise of salvation for the country’s beleaguered coal miners led to the most-read “Don’t quote me” article of the year.

Quote of 2016: "The 'war on coal' politicians have been playing mountain people for suckers" Quote of 2016: "The 'war on coal' politicians have been playing mountain people for suckers" Quote of 2016: "The 'war on coal' politicians have been playing mountain people for suckers" Quote of 2016: "The 'war on coal' politicians have been playing mountain people for suckers" Quote of 2016: "The 'war on coal' politicians have been playing mountain people for suckers"

A Kentucky coal miner

Published a week after his election win, the articlesaid even commentators close to the country’s coal heartland were attacking the campaign rhetoric that gave many hope that jobs would return.