Trump to visit western Pennsylvania as part of swing through coal country

trumpDonald Trump is shoring up support in Appalachia with a swing through coal country, including a stop in western Pennsylvania.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee plans two stops Tuesday. He will deliver a speech on trade at Alumnisource in Monessen, Pennsylvania, in the afternoon. Monessen is about 60 miles southwest of Johnstown.

In the evening, he heads to the eastern campus of Ohio University in St. Clairsville, Ohio, for a campaign rally.

Unionized mine workers of Murray Energy, headquartered in St. Clairsville, plan a ratification vote Tuesday on a 5-year contract announced last week. Murray’s spokesman said the events are unrelated.

Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic rival, was criticized for a reference to mine workers being put out of work in a renewable energy economy. Her campaign has said the comment was taken out of context.

Clinton has visited Ohio three times this month.

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