Gov. Jim Justice spends day hunting with Donald Trump Jr.

Gov. Jim Justice on a fishing trip with Donald Trump Jr. in May 2017
Gov. Jim Justice on a fishing trip with Donald Trump Jr. in May 2017(WHSV)
Published: May. 10, 2017 at 2:01 PM EDT
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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and Donald Trump Jr. spent Tuesday hunting and fishing.

According to a press release, Justice and Trump went turkey hunting and trout fishing in Greenbrier and Monroe counties.

The two also discussed issues facing both West Virginia and the United States, although it wasn't stated what issues were specifically discussed.

Justice, the richest man in West Virginia, was elected governor as a Democrat, in sharp contrast to the Trump family's Republican stance.

The governor, has, however, shared Trump's penchant for bringing a reality show-style of theatricality to politics, even

to show his feelings on a budget proposed by West Virginia's lawmakers.

The release says the two didn't bag a turkey, but they were able to catch a few rainbow trout.

“Don Jr. is a real hunter and a great fisherman. We share a real love of the outdoors and it was an honor to show him just a small part of the natural beauty of our state. We talked about the enormous potential of West Virginia and how we have opportunities to create jobs. The Trumps care deeply about our people and I look forward to working with the White House to get federal resources here to help our state in a number of different areas," Justice said.

He added that the visit with Trump Jr. was partially a marketing opportunity to show what West Virginia has to offer, but also a way to keep a line of communication open between the state and President Trump's administration.

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