April 18, 2017

KENOSHA, WI — — Snap-On Tools’ corporate headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin hosted the President of the United States for the first time in the company’s 97-year history, and President Donald J. Trump came prepared with a message to the American people: “Buy American, Hire American.” After a 21-minute speech that highlighted much of President Trump’s “America First” endeavors, the president revealed a portfolio with an executive order regarding his “Buy American, Hire American” initiative and signed it in full view of the three hundred Snap-On employees in attendance.

This executive order states that moving forward, all federal projects will be constructed with American-made materials and all manufacturing and processes will take place here in the United States. Its primary objective is to create jobs and opportunities for middle-class Americans and legal immigrants living here in the US. It also seeks to boost business opportunities for American manufacturing and entice other companies to come back to the United States — those that have moved abroad during previous presidential administrations.

This isn’t the first time we have heard our 45th president use the phrase “Buy American, Hire American”.

President Trump proclaimed during his inauguration speech on January 20th in Washington, DC:

“We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and back to work — rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor. We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.”

On the 88th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, he followed through on another promise he made to the American people during his historic presidential campaign. Consciously, he chose to return to the state of Wisconsin, a major battleground state during the 2016 election cycle, that had not been won by a Republican candidate for the first time since President Ronald Reagan’s successful re-election bid in 1984.

Also in attendance for this event was the man that President Trump dubbed “The Pride of Kenosha”: his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Trump spoke about how Priebus “went to school… just about a mile away, where he took his wife, Sally, to the prom.”

Reince Priebus graduated from Tremper High School in 1990, studied at the University of Wisconsin — Whitewater before he eventually became Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and, most recently, the 27th White House Chief of Staff.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also accompanied President Trump on his historic visit to Kenosha. Interestingly absent from the festivities was current Speaker of the House and Representative of Wisconsin’s 1st District (which includes Kenosha), Paul Ryan.

“My thanks go to Speaker Ryan, who has represented [Kenosha] for nearly two decades in Congress. He’s with NATO… and I said, ‘Make sure these countries start paying their bills a little bit more. They’re way, way behind,” the president announced.

Lastly, before President Trump gave his remarks to the hundreds of Snap-On workers and associates on the south side of their corporate headquarters, their Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk thanked the “Snap-On Team” for making this day possible.

“Makers and fixers have created the society we know today, and they are essential to our future. Making and fixing is alive and well here at Snap-On,” Pinchuk communicated to the standing room only crowd inside the facility.

This is for sure: the makers and fixers of the Snap-On Tools community applauded the president for his remarks this afternoon, and the opportunities for the American middle class greatly improved. This was directly caused by the current President of the United States being accountable to the promises he made to the American people last year on the campaign trail.

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