After Robert Mueller’s testimony, President Donald Trump left the White House for a closed-door fundraising event in West Virginia, where he was greeted with “USA” chants on Wednesday evening, July 24.
In West Virginia, the president was welcomed by Republican Gov. Jim Justice and an excited crowd of supporters shouting “USA,” The Associated Press reported.
Speaking before the crowd at the WesBanco Arena, President Trump said that Mueller’s testimony was nothing more than a miserable effort by Democrats to discredit him, West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael told AP.
President Trump called the former special counsel’s remarks a dud for anyone who thought new, more damaging information would emerge, said Carmichael, a Republican at the event.
A Republican National Committee official said the event, attracting about 1,000 attendees, is expected to raise $2.5 million for President Trump’s re-election campaign and the RNC.
The fundraising event was hosted by Robert E. Murray, who is the president and CEO of Murray Energy and a supporter of President Trump’s regulatory actions aimed at scaling back environmental protections.