Justice Party Switch Garners Mixed Reaction

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, President Donald Trump’s visit to West Virginia Thursday was eclipsed by a major announcement from a state official during his campaign rally in Huntington. Trump was joined on stage by Democratic Gov. Jim Justice, whose announcement that he is switching party affiliation is sending shockwaves through the state’s political circles.

We also hear a preview of this week's Inside Appalachia episode, which takes a look at the new Appalachian economy, and we hear Mountain Stage's Song of the Week -- Leftover Salmon's "Blair Mountain."