Governor invites President Trump to give SOTU in Charleston

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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has invited President Donald Trump to come to the state to deliver his annual State of the Union address.

A news release from Justice's office said the governor called the president on Tuesday, inviting him to give the address in Charleston.

“I called the President yesterday to convey our invitation for him to come to West Virginia to give the State of the Union Address in our State Capitol," Justice said. "Giving the speech in a state full of people who love their country would truly reflect his focus on the forgotten men and women of America."

Justice said he consulted West Virginia House Speaker Roger Hanshaw before reaching out to President Trump. He said the Clay County Republican expressed his "full support."

“No matter where he chooses to have the speech, I want the President to know that he is always welcome in the great state of West Virginia,” Justice said.

Trump is scheduled to deliver the annual address on Jan. 29.