President Trump to tour Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio

The president is set to turn the spotlight on manufacturing as he visits an army tank plant in Ohio weeks after the closing of a GM plant in the same state.
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I wanna go ahead and move to some national news president trump is in Lima Ohio the day. They wanna go to Karen Travers is at the White House to tell me what this trip is all about care and what's the message she's bringing to the people. Yet this is all about to military spending and manufacturing Kimberly the president heading to Lima Ohio where he will take it tore. Of the lineup army tank plant is actually the last one like this the last military tank plant in the country is government owned and it's where the M one Abrams tank is produced. Now production on that tank and production at this facility. Slow down dramatically. During the Obama administration to the Kimberly where the plant almost close. Now production there is increased because a big increases under the trump administration to the Pentagon budget. And the president they are today we'll be talking about. Job creation and how this plant is hiring again because of the money they he has put aside for defense spending. So look for the president to be highlighting manufacturing. And John's in a statement very critical for his twenties when he reelection campaign. Yet here and that's Lima Ohio so in the meantime. A senior Republican called out presidents from for his comments on McCain. Remember trump has bashed McCain on Twitter and then he was doing an in person so let's take a listen. I'm very unhappy that he didn't repeal and replace. Obamacare is you know he campaigned on repealing and a place to replacing obamacare for years. And that it got to a vote and he said thumbs down and our country would have saved the trillion dollars that we would have had great health care. So he campaigned he told us. Hours before that he was going to repeal and replace and then to set rates and I think I understand the reason. He end up going thumbs up and frankly hadn't even known that I think we would have got the book as we've got to get somebody else. So I did I think that's disgraceful. Plus there are other things I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be. And responding to that Republican senator from Georgia Johnny Isaacson said in an interview quote. The country deserves better the McCain family deserves better I don't care if he's a president of the United States. Owns all the real estate in New York or is building the greatest immigration system in the world nothing is more important than integrity. Of the country and those who fought and risked their lives for all of us. Karen what do you make of that. I didn't answer the question yesterday of why are you still going after John McCain seven months after the Republican senator passed away he reiterated what he is certainly made clear in Twitter. And that he's not say when making he says he never was and never will be but why now why is this still stuck in his mind. After so many months. And it's still a critter Kimberly the president though poignant and that health care vote by John McCain doesn't this summer of 2017. Think it's also worth noting this gets very in all of this is he wasn't the only Republican to vote against it Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Also voted against that Republican effort to repeal and replace obamacare the measure failed by two votes. RA Karen thank you so much we appreciate it.

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