Trump to discuss ‘buy American’ agenda in Kenosha

Trump to discuss ‘buy American’ agenda in Kenosha
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President Donald Trump heads to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s congressional district in Wisconsin facing low approval ratings and in the wake of his failure to fulfill a campaign promise to repeal and replace the federal health care law.

Trump is scheduled to give comments Tuesday at the Kenosha headquarters of the tool manufacturer Snap-On Inc.

Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday that the president will deliver his “buy American, hire American” agenda during his stop at Snap-on Inc. in Kenosha. Spicer calls Snap-on “a prime example of a company that builds American made tools with American workers, for U.S. taxpayers.”

Snap-on is based in Wisconsin but operates around the world. According to its website the company has eight manufacturing sites in North America and employs 11,000 people worldwide.

Snap-on said in a statement it hopes the visit highlights “the essential nature of American manufacturing to our nation’s future.”

The company is located in Ryan’s congressional district but Ryan won’t be there because he’s leading a congressional delegation on an overseas trip this week.

Trump carried Wisconsin by about 22,000 votes in November, making him the first Republican to carry the state since 1984. A Marquette University Law School poll released in March showed 47 percent of respondents disapproved of the job Trump was doing as president, while 41 percent approved.

Democrat accuses Trump of ’empty promises’

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairwoman Martha Laning says said Monday that Trump is “full of empty promises” on job creation. She says, “We are going to hold him accountable to the promises he made.”

Laning says the Republican agenda under Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin has hurt the economy and she worries that Trump will do no better.

Wisconsin’s unemployment is at a 17-year low, but neighboring states have been adding jobs at a higher rate.