President Trump’s reelection campaign is moving forward as he stopped Saturday night to host a rally in Wisconsin where he informed the fired up crowd that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had confirmed that Japanese auto manufacturers are set to invest $40 billion in U.S. manufacturing facilities.
This comes after the two leaders met over the weekend to discuss relations between both countries.
Speaking to the crowd of supporters, President Trump announced that “we’re negotiating trade deals because every country has been ripping us off for years, and I really like the prime minister, he’s a friend of mine.”
Thousands of people were in attendance, and it seems that Trump rallies will continue to draw large crowds as Democrats look to take the Presidency in 2020.
President Trump continued by expressing that “For so many decades we’ve been losing tens of billions of dollars to China, and Japan… but we’re not losing anymore.”
In the President’s meeting with Prime Minister Abe, Trump recounted that he told Abe that “we gotta do something. $68 billion in trade losses over the last four or five years, a year. So, we’re renegotiating, and I think he’ll be fair.”
Specifically, President Trump noted that “Toyota is coming in with $14 billion dollars.”
He also added that “many, many companies are coming in. And they’re coming in, frankly, to Michigan. They’re coming back, they want to be back, to Ohio, to Pennsylvania, to North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and what’s the name of this special place – it’s called Wisconsin.”
In the 2016 Presidential election, President Trump won all of those states to win the Presidency, so once again receiving significant support from them would contribute to his reelection.
Commenting on Wisconsin during his Presidency, Trump commented that “the poverty rate for Wisconsin families has reached the lowest rate in 22 years. The unemployment rate for Wisconsin workers has reached historic lows,” and the President highlighted that it “has never been this low before ever.”