Gary Cohn is in a Lot of Trouble for Speaking the Truth
Everybody except Donald Trump, politicians from coal country and a few diehards know that coal as a fuel for generating electricity is done for. It’s just a matter of time. So normally it would not be news if a government official said this about coal.
The president's chief economic adviser is casting doubt on the future of U.S. coal, saying it "doesn't really make that much sense anymore as a feedstock," directly contradicting President Donald Trump's repeated promises to revive the struggling coal industry.
But of course speaking the truth, normally a positive attribute, is not considered the right thing to do in the Trump administration.
At a ceremony in March, Trump was flanked on stage by more than a dozen coal miners as he signed an executive order that eliminated a host of Obama-era restrictions on fossil fuels, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources.
So the only question here is how much longer Trump will be shoveling out this drivel and how much longer those with their heads in the sand will keep believing. Pretty long is the bet here.