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Trump skips out of Washington for a 5-state rally tour

While Washington roils with scandal and debate surrounding the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump plans to skip town to bask before the adoring crowds of Trump country.

The president will visit Wheeling, West Virginia, Saturday evening to headline a campaign rally for Republican candidates including Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey, who is challenging Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) for his seat. This is the first of five such events in Trump-friendly areas of the country scheduled for the coming week.

The president will also make appearances in Johnson City, Tennessee, on Monday; Southaven, Mississippi, on Tuesday; Rochester, Minnesota, on Thursday; and Topeka, Kansas, a week from Saturday.