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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call with West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin

At approximately 8:00 pm this evening, the President spoke with West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin. President Obama offered his deepest condolences to the those who lost loved ones earlier today in the tragic incident. The President told Governor Manchin that the federal government stands ready to offer whatever assistance is needed in this rescue effort.