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Trump to Speak at Military Dinner Ahead of Greenbrier Golf Tournament


President Donald Trump will be in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia for a dinner honoring active-service military personnel and veterans. The dinner, dubbed a “Salute to Service” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Greenbrier.

Trump’s fifth visit to the state as president comes just ahead of the Fourth of July holiday and a PGA golf tournament hosted at the resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice. The tournament, once known as The Greenbrier Classic, was recently renamed A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.

At an April stop in White Sulphur Springs, the president took aim at Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin on immigration and a no vote on a federal tax reform plan passed last year.

Manchin, a moderate Democrat who is up for reelection this year, is seen a potentially key vote on Trump’s soon to be announced U.S. Supreme Court nominee.

Tuesday’s presidential visit comes just one week after Gov. Justice met with Trump in the Oval Office to discuss plans to revitalize the state’s coal and timber industries.

Trump won West Virginia over Hillary Clinton by more than 40 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election.