Just minutes after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as 45th President of the United States, West Virginia’s recently elected, and Democratic Governor, Jim Justice weighed in.
The message was hopeful and reconciliatory, saying the new governor was praying for the new president.
“If President Trump and his administration succeed, West Virginia will succeed,” Justice wrote in a statement.
Here’s the full text of Gov. Justice’s statement:
“Congratulations to President Trump on being sworn in today to lead our nation. Cathy and I are praying for our new commander-in-chief and the Trump family as our nation begins its next chapter. If President Trump and his administration succeed, West Virginia will succeed.
“Our new president cares deeply about the people of West Virginia. We now have a pathway to the White House, and President Trump and I will work together to bring opportunity and hope to West Virginia families.
“Political party doesn’t matter to me. All I want is greatness for West Virginia, and I’ll work with anyone who is ready to help me turn this state around. West Virginia will partner with this new administration to put our coal miners back to work, fix our roads and bridges, and expand tourism.”