Live coverage of President Trump's visit to West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) - President Donald Trump will reach for an emotional and political boost at a campaign rally late Thursday in West Virginia. A live stream of the speech can be viewed on the player below (app users, click here).
Trump has been holding campaign-style events on friendly turf since taking office to get out of Washington and recharge in front of boisterous supporters. The event in Huntington follows recent policy announcements by Trump on transgender troops in the military and immigration that are liked by his conservative base.
The president is coming to West Virginia for a campaign rally at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. He is expected to arrive at Tri-State Airport after 6 p.m.
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Ahead of his second trip to West Virginia in just 10 days, President Trump said he will be making a “very big announcement” in Huntington Thursday night.
President Trump concluded a Department of Veterans Affairs telehealth event in the Roosevelt Room Thursday morning by saying he would be making the announcement at his rally in West Virginia.
“We’re going to have a very big announcement, which will be very exciting I think for the media and everyone else. But we have a very big announcement tonight. I believe I’ll be making it in West Virginia, so that will very exciting,” Trump said.
Earlier this afternoon, hundreds of people were lining up, waiting to be let into the Trump rally. Meanwhile, protesters hoisting signs were lining the block nearby. Several blocks away an area was set up specifically for protesters and those involved there planned a Facebook Live on the group's page. They planned to come to the area outside of the arena closer to where the president would give his speech.
Eyewitness News will have complete coverage of the president’s stop in the Mountain State on our 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.