Attendees at President Donald Trump's Texas event on "restoring energy dominance" on Wednesday appeared to largely abandon social distancing and refuse to wear face mask despite the state's recent spike in cases of COVID-19.
"We're going to take care of our energy business. ... If I have to do something to protect thousands or tens of thousands of energy workers and our great companies that produce all these jobs, I'll do whatever I have to do," Trump said.
In spite of multiple regulatory breaks received from the Trump administration, the fourth-largest coal company in America, Murray Energy Company, has announced it will be seeking bankruptcy protection.