COLUMBUS (WCMH) – The Ohio Republican Party is ready to roll out the red carpet for President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
They will be in Columbus Friday for the annual Republican Party Dinner. While in town, they will also visit another fundraiser and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Some Democrats are calling the first family’s visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital ironic. The hospital is in the heart of a city that is suing the President for his attacks on Obamacare, the very program they say allows families of children with pre-existing conditions or chronic conditions to maintain health insurance.
It’s also in Ohio where the President has criticized Medicaid expansion.
“It’s pretty disturbing when elected officials who get really good health care paid for by taxpayers, whether it’s a congressman or a president, they have spent most of their time in office trying to take health care away from families most of whom make eight, ten 12 dollars an hour. And I guess I look forward to hearing the president explain why he wants to cancel out governor Kasich’s expansion of Medicaid,” said Senator Sherrod Brown.
President Trump will also attend a fundraiser for Jim Renacci, the Republican trying to unseat Democrat Sherrod Brown in the Senate.
Governor Kasich has been at odds with the President since the 2016 campaign. Kasich was the last Republican to drop out of the race. He will not be attending the GOP dinner, even though it is the final party dinner of his final year in the governor’s office.
Senator Portman says he plans to be there, as well as Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dewine and his running mate, Jon Husted.