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Protesters outnumbered by Trump supporters in Wheeling


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

Protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump debate outside of WesBanco Arena on Saturday.
(Intelligencer photo by Heather Ziegler)

WHEELING, W.Va.  — The “Friendly City” was witness to some terse words between supporters and non-supporters of President Donald Trump as hundreds of people lined Main Street on Saturday hours before his arrival at WesBanco Arena.

As the crowd grew and snaked its way up Main Street, the majority of those waiting were clearly Trump supporters. They sported hats, banners, T-shirts and carried signs and waved American flags. Trump was in Wheeling to give his support to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who is seeking to unseat current U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., at the polls on Nov. 6.

Wheeling resident Georgia Tamlosis stirred the crowd into chanting “Trump, Trump, Trump” when she walked down 14th Street while carrying a sign that read, “Make America Think Again” on one side and a picture of Trump with a pumpkin head reading “Boo Trump” on the other side.

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