The New York Timesreported that the announcement would be the conservative Democrat's move to the Republican Party at the rally, an example of how Trump has redrawn traditional red/blue boundaries in his landmark 2016 campaign. Eastern Time. The rally can be viewed live in the embedded YouTube player via the Golden State Times.
The Times cited three unnamed sources in saying that Justice, a coal and real estate magnate who ran for governor previous year as a Democrat, will announce the switch at President Donald Trump's rally in Huntington this evening.
While speaking with reporters earlier today, President Trump announced a, "very big announcement" during his appearance at Huntington's Big Sandy Superstore Arena.
"We're going to West Virginia tonight, by the way", he said. But we have a very big announcement tonight.
"I think that with few exceptions, no president has done anywhere near what we've done in his first six months", Trump said. That is apparently to come at an event in West Virginia. I believe I'll be making it in West Virginia, so that will be an exciting. He made headlines last week with a fiery political speech at the National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean.
Mr. Justice, though, is said to have a friendly relationship with some members of Mr. Trump's family.