Residents react to President Trump coming to Wheeling


Wheeling will be in the national spotlight again this weekend with a Presidential visit.

President Trump will be attending a rally for current Attorney General Patrick Morrisey who is running for West Virginia senate.

7News spoke to people right here in the Ohio Valley and found out what they think about the President coming to Friendly City. 

The presidential visit has been the talk of the town for the last 24 hours.

Some people are very excited and others not so much.

The woman who heads Ohio County’s Republican Party Elgine McArdle said West Virginia and the city of Wheeling  are important to  President Trump because the people have always supported him.

“Wheeling up here in the Northern Panhandle I think it’s great sentiment that he’s choose that much support for Patrick Morrisey in coming in to rally for him,” said McArdle.

Some of the people we talked to think the President is doing a great job for our country and they can’t wait for him to come to Wheeling.

“I think it’s going to be wonderful. I think it’s going to make people inspired to do better and see what he’s doing,” said Yorkville resident Juanita Mitchell.

Other residents felt the same way.

“It’s definitely going to be nice to see our President. I’m definitely a huge fan of the guy in terms of just awesomeness. It will be nice to see him definitely talk about some of the things that are going on right now and possibly the future of West Virginia and Ohio,” said Bellaire resident Jonathan Christy.

When speaking about his excitement, Mike Slenski of Colerain noted the excitement shown around areas in which he visits.

“I’m excited that President Trump is coming. He always brings a tremendous amount of excitement to the areas that he is visiting him. I’m a supporter of his and have been, and it will benefit Wheeling because it will bring people downtown but in general just an exciting time for Wheeling and I’m sure it will be a great benefit to Patrick Morrisey,” said Slenski.

And then there were others who were not that excited about his visit.

“I personally couldn’t care. I’m not a Trump fan. I feel like he can stay in DC, but I mean he’s here to do his business. So I’m sure many people will be excited,” said Martins Ferry Resident, Areonna Martin.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with the rally set for 7 p.m.

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