Hawley meets with supporters during Boonville campaign stop

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Boonville - U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley held a meet and greet in Boonville Friday. The crowd came to ask questions and take photos.

Hawley spoke at Main Street Diner to about 30 supporters. Thursday, President Trump campaigned for Hawley at the Columbia Regional Airport. At the diner Friday, reporters asked Hawley if he felt an obligation to be loyal to Trump. Hawley said his first loyalty is to Missouri. 

"I'll tell you who I'll be loyal to, and that's to the people of Missouri. I'll tell you why I support the president. Because his policies work for the Missouri. So, for me, it's Missouri first, Missouri last, Missouri always and that will always be my test," Hawley said. 

Hawley also discussed trade policy and said President Trump's trade agreement with Mexico and Canada was "tremendous progress."

"We are in a trade war," Hawley said. "My view is, if we're going to be in a war, then let's win it." 

Hawley will make stops in Columbia, Jefferson County, Mo., and Washington, Mo. The midterm election is November 6.