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Virginia GOP Gov. Says Barack Obama Is Not Welcome In The State



West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is under fire after saying on Wednesday that he would welcome any president to the state, except former President Barack Obama.

The unprompted comment came during a coronavirus news conference in which the Republican governor took a phone call from President Donald Trump and sought to highlight his relationship with the commander-in-chief ahead of the coming primary election.

“We should absolutely welcome all but, you know, maybe not Barack Obama,” he said, smiling.

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The governor’s comments sparked a furious backlash:

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