Trump Visit to Wheeling in the Cards Saturday

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump gestures as he arrives at Springfield-Branson National Airport before attending a campaign rally in Springfield, Mo. Trump polled staff, called his outside network of advisers and kept a careful eye on what his favorite hosts on his favorite network were recommending. The messages were mixed, but more were in favor of repressing the urge to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a move that would declare open warfare with the Justice Department and cast doubt on the future of the special counsel’s Russia probe. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WHEELING — President Donald Trump will be in Wheeling Saturday for a “Make America Great Again” rally set for WesBanco Arena, his campaign announced Sunday.

The event, set for 7 p.m., will feature the president showcasing the nation’s growing economy and also stressing the importance of the midterm elections, particularly the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

This will mark President Trump’s fourth rally in West Virginia and his first “Make America Great Again” rally in Wheeling. He visited Wheeling in 2016 prior to the general election as a guest of Murray Energy Corp. CEO Robert Murray for an event also at WesBanco Arena.

“The president looks forward to celebrating the growing success of the Trump economy, and encouraging West Virginians to get out and vote for Patrick Morrisey for the U.S. Senate,” said Michael Glassner, chief operating officer for Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors at WesBanco Arena open at 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets can be reserved at www.donaldjtrump.com/rallies/wv-sept-2018.

The event follows a July visit to Wheeling from Vice President Mike Pence, during which Pence touted the nation’s economic growth.

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