Snap-on says Trump visit will highlight manufacturing

Is Donald Trump Coming to Wisconsin Tuesday? We Might Know When Where and Why

Snap-on says Trump visit will highlight manufacturing

Republican President Donald Trump is expected to make his first visit to Wisconsin since taking office.

Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday the president will deliver that message during his stop at Snap-on Inc.in Kenosha.

The White House confirms the president will pay a visit to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's home state.

Trump and Ryan worked together, unsuccessfully, to fulfill their campaign promises to repeal and replace the federal health care law known as "Obamacare". 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.

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Trump says the order sends a "powerful signal to the world" that the USA will defend its workers, protect their jobs and put America first.

Manufacturing jobs are one of the largest drivers of Wisconsin's economy, accounting for about 16 percent of the state's total workforce.

Snap-on says it sees Trump's visit as an "encouraging development" to help highlight the importance of manufacturing.

Snap-on is based in Wisconsin but operates around the world. Its products include hand and power tools, diagnostics software, information and management systems, and shop equipment for use in a variety of industries, including agriculture, the military and aviation. According to its website the company has eight manufacturing sites in North America and employs 11,000 people worldwide.

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