President Trump set for Saturday visit to Wheeling

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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