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President gets strong reaction from crowd in Wheeling

By JENNIFER COMPSTON-STROUGH

For The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

Members of the Howes family wait eagerly to hear President Donald Trump speak Saturday evening at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling. Rezin Jr., from left, and Joyce Howes attended the event with their son, Rezin III. The younger Howes is a small business owner and supports Trump because of his background as businessman. The family lives in the Harrisville area.
(Intelligencer photo by Jennifer Compston-Strough)

WHEELING, W.Va.  — They danced and sang, chanted and waved signs — and they expressed overwhelming support for President Donald J. Trump.

The thousands of people who visited WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling on Saturday evening cheered as the President spoke, reacting especially strongly when he mentioned coal or steel. They also booed loudly when Trump referred to high-ranking Democrats such as former President Barack Obama or current Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Tom Michaud, of Wheeling, said he wanted to see the President speak because he believes we are experiencing a pivotal time in American history.

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