President Donald Trump to visit Scout Jamboree in WV on Monday

By Staff reports
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President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump will travel to West Virginia on Monday, according to a statement late Friday from Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s office.

Monday’s trip marks Trump’s first visit to the state as president. Trump won West Virginia in the 2016 election by a wide margin.

Capito, R-W.Va., will join Trump at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in Glen Jean.

Trump will be the eighth U.S. president to attend a Jamboree, a 10-day event that draws more than 40,000 Scouts, leaders and volunteers, according to the Associated Press. Details of the trip weren’t immediately available and Boy Scout officials say the event is not open to the public.

“I’m thrilled President Trump will be making his first trip to West Virginia as president on Monday,” Capito said in the news release. “At the Jamboree, the president will have an opportunity to see the future leaders of our country. I look forward to welcoming him to the Mountain State.”

Trump visited the state while on the campaign trail, speaking at the Charleston Civic Center in May 2016.

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