Kenosha prepares for President Trump's visit

Trump to speak at Snap-on tools
Posted at 4:44 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-18 13:17:04-04

While city crews in Kenosha are busy preparing for President Donald Trump's visit Tuesday, residents are talking about the presidential visit and what they want to hear.

The president will be speaking at Snap-on Tools. The White House hasn't released many details on what the speech will entail.

On its website today Snap-on released this statement:

On Tuesday of this week, Snap-on will host President Donald J. Trump and other members of his Administration. We view his visit as an encouraging development in highlighting the essential nature of American manufacturing to our nation’s future. Since its founding, Snap-on has been a manufacturer dedicated to making work easier for serious professionals performing the most critical tasks across a range of industries from auto repair to natural resources to aerospace. It’s always an honor when our contributions to society are recognized – especially by the President of the United States.

Neighbors in the area have been told that their streets will be blocked off starting at 6 a.m. Joseph Mika, a Trump supporter said, "I got a feeling he's going to be talking primarily about the jobs he’s going to bringing into the area or the country."
Protesters are expected in the area as well. The group Forward Kenosha is organizing a bulk of them, and representatives told TODAY's TMJ4 they expect to start gathering at 10 a.m. across from Snap-on facility at Sunnyside Park. On Monday, city crews were putting up fences and barricades in the area.

This is Trump's first visit to Wisconsin since he took office in January. Gov. Scott Walker is expected to take part in the event, however, House Speaker Paul Ryan is out of the country and will not attend.


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