President Trump holds rally in West Virginia

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Published: Sep. 23, 2018 at 7:59 PM EDT
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UPDATE 9/29/18 @ 8:47 p.m.

President Donald Trump made his seventh trip to West Virginia since taking office on Saturday.

The rally was held at the Wesbanco Arena in Wheeling.

A day after requesting an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump urged the Senate to confirm the Supreme Court nominee.

Trump also addressed the economy and campaigned for GOP candidate, Patrick Morrisey.

Morrisey, the republican candidate for U.S. Senate from West Virginia, tweeted about the visit Saturday morning.

The tweet read, "Manchin's continued support for the resist and obstruct circus unleashed by Chuck Schumer and Washington Democrats is just another reason why Joe's gotta go! Tonight, West Virginia will see who truly stands with President."

Senator Joe Manchin, the democratic incumbent, responded.

"It's always special when the President of the United States visits West Virginia, but President Trump's coattails can't hide Patrick Morrisey's record of threatening our educators and public employees with a lawsuit," Manchin said. "Nothing can cover up the fact that Patrick Morrisey wants to take away health coverage for 800,000 West Virginians with a pre-existing conditions. Patrick Morrisey can't hide from the West Virginians he is trying to hurt."

ORIGINAL STORY 9/23/18 @ 7:59 p.m.

The Trump campaign has announced that the President will make his seventh trip to West Virginia for a "Make America Great Again" rally.

The rally is set for Saturday, September 29th at 7 p.m. in Wheeling.

The event will be held at the Wesbanco Arena.

The President is expected to discuss the economy in addition to campaigning for GOP candidates, including Patrick Morrisey.

Registration is now open for tickets. Doors will open at 4 p.m.