Published: Sat, April 07, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Trump visits West Virginia, where support for him is strong

Trump visits West Virginia, where support for him is strong

Trump made his fourth West Virginia appearance since becoming president Thursday at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center. He praised attendees Rep. Evan Jenkins and state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, both running in the Republican primary for Senate next month, suggesting an applause test between the two.

West Virginia was once again in the national spotlight Thursday with a visit from President Donald Trump.

Sitting in front of an American flag and a backdrop that read "USA Open For Business", Trump, along with Sen.

"If you look at your senator, Joe, he voted against [tax cuts]", Trump said to a smattering of boos from the West Virginia crowd.

The president also riffed on (unfounded) allegations of voter fraud in California, the development of "clean, attractive coal" in West Virginia, and what he called the need for Republican wins in the November congressional elections. "I used the word 'rape, ' and yesterday it came out where this journey coming up, women are raped at levels nobody has ever seen before".

Manchin has been a leader in helping get health care for sufferers of black lung, an affliction that strikes coal miners, and voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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Trump took particular aim at Manchin's decision to vote against legislation slashing tax rates in December, but added that he's "done other things I don't like". His remarks in West Virginia, like so many of his previous planned policy speeches, quickly came instead to resemble one of his free-wheeling rallies.

Elizabeth Lilly told Trump that their tax savings had now averaged out to some $3,500 and that it has enabled the family to travel across the state in support of their daughter who has joined an archery team. He added that "you're not getting that help right now". "Millions and millions of people".

"They cut people up, because a bullet is too quick", Trump said of MS-13.

President Donald Trump is praising the Mexican government for breaking up a "caravan" of Central American migrants and avoiding "a giant scene" at the USA border. He said other countries have much tougher immigration laws than the US, and that even those who are caught illegally crossing the border receive easygoing treatment under current law, which he wants to change.

That's according to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she's been working with governors of the southwest border states to develop agreements on where and how many Guardsmen will be deployed.

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