West Virginia is about to see a major change to their state after what their Democratic Governor Jim Justice plans to do tonight. Three Republicans caught wind of it and let the press know of a huge announcement Justice is going to make tonight that will drastically change things in the state for citizens.
It’s being reported that this decision came after seven months of President Donald Trump in office and now the governor has seen enough. He’s taking matters into his own hands and doing so in an unexpected way, using Trump’s rally tonight to let everyone know his huge news.
President Trump must have known a little something about what Justice was going to use his rally to do tonight, as he previously teased about potentially having a big announcement at his rally in Justice’s state tonight. It’s because of our president that the governor has made this big decision so it only seems fitting to use his rally to make the announcement.
West Virginia has been Democrat-run and because of that much of the decisions made are in favor of liberal policies. This has even been the case in spite of the overwhelming population being Trump-supporters, which is why Trump picked Huntington to hold his rally tonight.
“At least 1,000 supporters lined the streets ahead of the president’s expected appearance, wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and chanting ‘USA! USA!’,” Fox News reported. The eager Trump believers are about to get more good news than just what their favorite president of the United States has to say.
In an unprecedented move, Governor Justice has seen enough results from Trump’s administration and the passionate Trump supporters in his own state, to switch parties. The long-time Democrat has probably seen the destruction within his own party and appreciate what’s working with Republicans enough to become one.
The New York Times first reported Justice’s party-switching plans with details as to how he came to this monumental decision:
Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia, a Democrat who was elected last year even as President Trump carried the state by 42 points, is expected to announce Thursday night at a rally with Mr. Trump that he is changing parties, according to three sources familiar with the plans.
Speaking to reporters at the White House Thursday, Mr. Trump promised “a very big announcement” at a gathering in Huntington, W.V., that is expected to draw thousands of supporters from across Appalachia, a region that gave Mr. Trump some of the largest margins of his election.
Mr. Justice, a billionaire coal, and real estate magnate ran as a conservative Democrat and declined to endorse Hillary Clinton in 2016. But even as West Virginia has become a reliable Republican state in presidential elections and further down the ballot, a handful of Democrats have still been able to win office.
Mr. Justice has a lot in common with Trump in that they were both successful businessmen before becoming politicians and both do things their own, rogue way in this arena.
In his first months as governor, Mr. Justice, a colorful and hulking figure who stands over six feet, seven inches, drew headlines beyond West Virginia’s border for bringing a plate of cow excrement into the state capitol to express his anger at a Republican-passed budget proposal, the New York Times reported.
“What we have is nothing more than a bunch of political bull you-know-what,” Mr. Justice said, pulling the lid off a silver platter to reveal the scented prop atop a printed copy of the budget.
Trump has a positive effect on people, the economy, citizens, and now incredibly, politicians. It’s hard to deny the change he’s brought to this country in just his first seven months, which included the monumental task of undoing his predecessor’s mess and building further from there.
Liberals refuse to give him the much-deserved attention because it would prove them wrong, but the proof is in the results which they personally benefit from. The people of West Virginia are lucky to have such a strong, capable, and not liberally blind leader.
Justice is getting on the Trump and Republican train because he knows it takes him and his state down a path of success. More Democrat politicians would be well served to follow his lead.