The West Virginia Republican Party attacked Gov. Jim Justice on Thursday mere hours before it was reported that Justice would switch to the Republican Party.
"Low-Energy @WVGovernor Refuses To Stop Millions Of $$ In Contracts To Companies Who Cheated WV Taxpayers. Sad!" the West Virginia GOP said in a tweet.
The New York Times reported Thursday that the Democratic West Virginian governor will announce he is switching parties at a rally with President Trump in Huntington, West Virginia, later in the evening.
The West Virginia GOP's tweet included some of Trump's popular phrases, such as writing "Sad!" at the end of the tweet and using the nickname "low-energy" which Trump pegged on former presidential candidate Jeb Bush during the 2016 Republican primaries.
Later in the day, the West Virginia GOP said it would welcome Justice to their party.
"We look forward to Governor Justice reflecting the conservative values of our Party and platform," West Virginia Republican Chairman Conrad Lucas said in a statement.
Trump promoted Thursday night's rally earlier in the day at a veterans' telehealth event at the White House.
"We're going to have a very big announcement which will be very exciting for the media and everyone else, but we have a very big announcement tonight. I believe I will be making it in West Virginia," Trump said.