Biden Suggests Coal Miners Learn to Code To Be Prepared for 'Jobs of the Future'

Found on Newsweek on Sunday, 05 January 2020
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The former vice president told an audience in Derry, New Hampshire, that coal miners could easily transition into programming jobs. "Anybody who can go down 300 to 3,000 feet in a mine, sure in hell can learn to program as well, but we don't think of it that way," he said.

"My liberal friends were saying, 'You can't expect them to be able to do that,'" Biden told his New Hampshire audience. "Gimme a break! Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program for God's sake."

This statement is so idiotic you're almost at a loss of words. With the same reasoning, they could learn to be doctors too; but would Biden allow one of them to do an operation on him? Probably not. He clearly has no idea what he is talking about and does not even in the slightest grasps the processes behind it. However, he could set an example and learn to program and deliver his amazing software to prove it is really all that simple. Or, more likely, he just fails to understand that data mining is not similar to coal mining.