President Donald Trump will not be in Missouri next week.
Rumors have been swirling among statehouse denizens for days that the president may make a cameo in the Show-Me State, perhaps even Monday when the state will be a prime viewing spot for the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse.
The whispers turned into shouts Thursday morning after state Rep. Bruce Franks, a St. Louis Democrat, tweeted to Gov. Eric Greitens asking him to confirm the presidential visit.
“Is this true?” Franks tweeted. “If so see you Monday!”
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Parker Briden, the governor’s press secretary, gave a direct answer when asked whether a Trump visit to Missouri next week was in the works.