WHEELING, W.Va. (AP/WSAZ) -- UPDATE 7/22/19 @ 12 p.m.
President Donald Trump tweeted about West Virginia just a couple days before he is expected to visit the state for a reelection fundraiser.
The president tweeted just before 4 a.m. Sunday, "The Great State of West Virginia is producing record setting numbers and doing really well. When I became President, it was practically shut down and closed for business. Not anymore!"
Trump is expected to attend a private fundraiser Wednesday, July 24. It will be at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, West Virginia.
ORIGINAL STORY 7/3/19
President Donald Trump is expected to visit West Virginia later this month for a reelection fundraiser.
The Intelligencer reports Wednesday that the private fundraiser is being hosted by Robert E. Murray, the president and CEO of Murray Energy. It is scheduled to take place at the WesBanco Arena on July 24.
The newspaper reports that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and West Virginia House Speaker Roger Hanshaw will be in attendance.
Trump officially kicked off his 2020 campaign at a Florida rally last month where he told a crowd of thousands that Democrats "want to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." Less than 24 hours later, the national chairwoman of the Republican Party announced that Trump had raised $24.8 million.