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11:42  12 july  2019
11:42  12 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Trump to tout trade, economy in formerly blue Wisconsin© Provided by The Associated Press President Donald Trump speaks during an event about the census in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump loves to reminisce about his upset Wisconsin win in the 2016 election after Democrat Hillary Clinton took the state for granted.

He's determined not to make the same mistake himself.

Once part of the Rust Belt's blue wall meant to keep Trump out of the White House, Wisconsin now counts as a pivotal state for the president's reelection chances in the view of his campaign.

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Trump touted his trade policies to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement which is supposed to bolster dairy exports to Canada. “I want to make it almost impossible to leave Wisconsin and other states and go to Mexico and other places, fire its workers, open a new plant in Mexico, hire

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump was highlighting his economic policies Thursday by taking part in the ceremonial groundbreaking for a billion Foxconn factory complex that may bring thousands of jobs to a state he barely carried in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump on Friday will visit Wisconsin for the sixth time since taking office. It's one of two Midwest stops that day designed to warm up Trump's 2020 campaign engine with fundraisers. He'll also use the visit to try to showcase the strong economy and push for Congress to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which could squarely impact Wisconsin.

Trump became the first Republican to win Wisconsin since Ronald Reagan in 1984, defeating Clinton by just 22,748 votes. Along with Michigan and Pennsylvania, the state was meant to be the Democrats' safety net against Trump, but Clinton failed to visit the state even once during the general election campaign — a fact the president has mentioned time and time again.

"The Republicans haven't won the great state of Wisconsin in decades," Trump incongruously reminisced in Florida in March. "I went there a lot and in all fairness, her husband Bill, who's a good politician — they didn't listen to him. He said, 'You better go to Wisconsin.'"

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Trump loves to tout how confidence in the economy has skyrocketed since he won the election, but all that optimism isn't He's planning to tout it again at a stop in Wisconsin on Tuesday. But the alarming reality is Americans aren't spending much money on anything right now, regardless of where it's made.

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The state remains starkly divided over the president and appears a toss-up again in 2020.

The latest Marquette University Law School poll in April found 52% of respondents disapproved of how Trump is handling his job, while 46% approved. The poll also found that 54% of respondents said they would definitely or probably vote for someone else in 2020, while 42% said they would definitely or probably vote to re-elect him.

In a troubling sign for Trump's chances in the state, Democrats swept every statewide office in the 2018 fall elections.

In the most notable victory for Democrats, Tony Evers defeated Republican Gov. Scott Walker after eight years in office. Republicans retained their tight grip on the state Legislature but they benefited from district boundaries they redrew to consolidate their power in 2011. And Republicans pushed back this past spring, when conservative Brian Hagedorn won election to the state Supreme Court.

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Mr. Trump , in departing from the traditional Republican embrace of free trade , struck a chord in 2016, carrying this battleground state by eight percentage points. And the workers on the factory floor underscore his reservoir of blue -collar support — even as he pursues a trade conflict in which key

The Trump campaign believes the state is winnable and plans an all-out blitz there again. But the president's approval rating has slipped in several key Midwest battlegrounds.

Trump will make two stops in Milwaukee, one a fundraiser, and the other a visit to Derco Aerospace Inc., a subsidiary of aviation giant Lockheed Martin that provides parts, logistics and repair services to fixed-wing aircraft. White House officials said the president would use the visit to push for the USMCA, whose fate is uncertain in Congress.

Canada and Mexico are Wisconsin's top two foreign export markets. Last year the state exported $31 million worth of products to Canada and $15.2 million worth of products to Mexico, according to census data.

Wisconsin imported $15.5 million worth of goods from Canada in 2018, behind only China. The state imported $9.3 million worth of goods from Mexico last year, the fourth highest amount of imports among the state's foreign trade partners.

Kurt Bauer, president of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state's largest business group, said it's no coincidence that Trump decided to promote the USMCA in a swing state where the manufacturing sector contributes to nearly 20 percent of the state gross domestic product. Bauer said a new agreement with Mexico and Canada would cement markets with the state's top two export targets.

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Trump later called the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement "one of the worst trade deals ever signed in the history of our country" and said if you "look around Wisconsin you still see the scars." Continuing on trade , the president said his administration is "very close to making a deal with China."

"Having an agreement with those two countries is absolutely pivotal" for Wisconsin manufacturers, Bauer said.

Karen Gefvert, executive director of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, said the USMCA could help dairy farmers struggling with low milk prices.

The agreement allows the U.S. to increase the amount of dairy exports to Canada and removes retaliatory tariffs Mexico has placed on U.S. exports, Gefvert said, which should boost Wisconsin cheese exports by making them cheaper.

Derco Aerospace was accused of fraud in a 2014 lawsuit by the federal government that alleges it and two related companies schemed to overbill on a Navy contract for airplane maintenance. The case is pending in federal court in Milwaukee. The companies have denied wrongdoing.

After his visit to Wisconsin, Trump will travel to Ohio for a fundraiser in Cleveland. Democrats are criticizing the president for appearing with Brian Colleran, a nursing home magnate who was forced to pay $19.5 million by the Justice Department for his role in a Medicare fraud nursing home scheme.


Richmond reported from Madison, Wisconsin. Associated Press reporter Julie Carr Smyth in Cleveland contributed to this report.


Follow Lemire on Twitter at http://twitter.com/@JonLemire and Richmond at http://twitter.com/@trichmond1

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