Ted Koppel visited McDowell County, West Virginia Friday to understand how a formerly Democratic area could go 4-to-1 for Donald Trump.
Look at the decline of the coal industry and it's obvious.
McDowell County today, says Sheriff West, is in desperate straits. “This county was one of the most prosperous in the state at one time,” he told Koppel. “These were the billion-dollar coalfields, and they were just enjoying the richness of it. And now we’re on the bottom and we’re being totally neglected.”