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Trump's energy pick points to Rust Belt focus

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In tapping Kevin Kramer as an adviser on energy, we're starting to see Trump put some more meat on the bones of some of his policies and it does seem clear that energy is one of the policies that he's gonna emphasize In the general election.>> You're going to see what happens, it's going to happen fast.
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>> Kramer comes from an energy producing state, North Dakota, and he is very much a proponent of building a thriving energy sector and holding out the energy sector as an industry that could create jobs for Americans. He is not big on regulating, he said he thinks the Earth is actually cooling, not warming.
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>> You know you're not allowed to use hairspray anymore, because it affects the ozone. I say, no way folks, no way.>> Bohan said Trump's pick also gives an inside look at his strategy to win the White House.>> Trump seems to be concentrating on the industrial states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virgina, these states in the Rust Belt, where workers are very concerned about the loss of jobs.
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In the coal industry, in the energy sector and they're broadly concerned about foreign competition.>> Cramer who sits on the House's Energy Committee, has been an early supporter of the billionaire. They've met on a radio show last month when Cramer suggested that Trump roll back President Obama's energy regulations in his first 100 days.
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