Thur, Aug 3, 2017: Trump holds MAGA rally in Huntington, WV

President Donald Trump gave a rallying cry at a campaign event Thursday night in Huntington, West Virginia, as the state’s Democratic governor, Jim Justice, announecd he was joining the GOP.

Democrats “can continue their obsession with the Russian hoax or they can serve the interests of the American people,” Trump said after Justice’s announcement. “Try winning at the voting booth.”

In the small city along the banks of the Ohio River, whose 49,000 residents have been hard-hit by the opioid crisis and job losses, Trump blasted the investigations into possible ties between Russia and his 2016 campaign, “fake story that is demeaning to all of us and most of all demeaning to our country and demeaning to our Constitution.”

Earlier in that day, news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller had convened a grand jury as part of the federal probe into Russia.

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Thur, Aug 3, 2017: Trump, VA announce new service to help veterans schedule doctor visits

President Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin unveiled a new service for veterans Thursday that will allow patients to schedule health care appointments from their smartphones or computers.

The Veterans Affairs Telehealth Services is now available on a mobile app with the aim of making it easier for veterans to obtain as many as 50 health care services, from dentistry to dermatology.

“This will significantly expand access to care for our veterans, especially those who need help in the area of mental health,” Mr. Trump said at the White House. “It will make a tremendous difference for the veterans in rural locations, in particular.”

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Thur, Aug 3, 2017: Trump participates in VA event, holds MAGA rally in WV

10:30 am: Receives his daily intelligence briefing

11:00 am: Meets with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster

11:00 am: Participates in a Department of Veterans Affairs Telehealth Event; Roosevelt Room

4:50 pm: Departs White House

6:20 pm: Arrives Huntington, West Virginia

7:05 pm: Participates in a Make America Great Again Rally; Big Sandy Superstore Arena; Huntington, West Virginia

8:30 pm: Departs Huntington, West Virginia

9:55 pm: Arrives White House