At a time when the media is claiming President Donald Trump is facing historically low approval numbers, he is still managing to win over critics. One of them, a Democratic state governor, is about to buck the conventional wisdom and board the Trump Train.
The New York Times broke the story that West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is set to switch parties, from Democrat to Republican. The change will be announced at a Trump rally in Huntington tonight.
It is a smart move for Justice, whose state is set to benefit from Trump’s policies.
West Virginia Democratic Gov. Jim Justice plans to announce at a rally Thursday evening with President Trump that he is changing parties, three Republican sources confirmed to Fox News.
Justice is expected to announce he’s becoming a Republican.
Trump earlier in the day had teased the prospect of having a big announcement at his rally in Huntington, W.Va.
The state is a Trump stronghold, and even as the president faces record-low approval ratings nationally, his popularity has largely held in West Virginia.
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!”
The New York Times first reported that Justice plans to announce his party change.