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Don Blankenship: Coal baron, murderer, big fat whiner

Don Blankenship is the former CEO of Massey Energy. If you think Donald Trump is a jerk, it’s only because you never met Blankenship. Sure, Trump sent $25,000 to Pam Bondi to get out of a Trump University investigation. But did he take a state Supreme Court judge to the French Rivera for champagne and hookers? Did he spend $3 million to buy another judge while he had a case before that court so he could get a favorable ruling? And okay, Trump might have had workers build a skyscraper without helmets, but Blankenship—who had a lovely habit of telling his workers to ignore safety standards—got 29 men killed in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010.
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