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Little bit of a line to get into this Foxconn thing
Steve Mnuchin just got dropped off. He got to cut the line.
The code name for the Foxconn project was Flying Eagle.
Foxconn in action
.@GovWalker has dubbed southeastern Wisconsin “Wisconn Valley” because of the Foxconn project. There are hats here.
Here’s a model of the planned 20 million sq ft Foxconn campus. @GovWalker likes to explain that it could hold 11 Lambeau Fields.
A man from Foxconn tried to explain to me what this does but I’ll be honest with you, I still don’t know.
Spotted at Foxconn event: a camouflage MAGA hat on a piece of machinery
Thanks to Foxconn, I just saw myself on a large 8K display and tbh I did not need that to happen
The Foxconn snack robot is serving cannibal sandwiches
On a call with reporters before the Foxconn event, Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, says "This is not about job creation in the state of Wisconsin, this is about giving @GovWalker something to elect him again."
Michael Zamora, 34, lives in Kenosha and is a crane operator at Foxconn. He started working here in March. He talked to me about automation, which he says he’s not worried about. “They still do need human employees to actually program and run the machines.”
On a call w/ reporters, @DanaJWachs comments on @RickRomell's Foxconn report: "I think now is the time to investigate just what to do about this and see if this is a material breach of this contract. If it is, then a suit should be brought."…
.@GovWalker is now speaking at Foxconn's OPUS building: "Because of President Trump, Foxconn’s LCD panels for the first time ever will be made in the USA. And we’re proud that they’ll be manufactured right here in the great state of Wisconsin."
.@GovWalker says Foxconn will ultimately do $1.4 billion worth of biz w/ Wisconsin companies each year (4x as much as Oshkosh Corp). Says it’s a “big deal” for people throughout WI. A recent @MULawPoll found 61% of voters don’t think it’ll benefit biz outside southeastern WI.
.@GovWalker: Wisconn Valley will eventually become a global home to advanced manufacturing and high-tech technology and innovation.
.@GovWalker says Foxconn will transform Wisconsin the way Microsoft transformed Washington. "Foxconn will help Wisconsin win the 21st Century." ("Winning the 21st Century" is a theme of Walker's re-election campaign.)
.@GovWalker: "This will make us a brain gain state, not a brain drain state … Foxconn will help us keep more of our graduates in this state and attract even more millennials to the great state of Wisconsin."
.@SpeakerRyan: “This story right here of Foxconn is the most vivid picture of what a strong and healthy economy looks like.”

Foxconn has promised to invest $10B and create up to 13K jobs in exchange for $3B+ from Wisconsin.
.@SpeakerRyan at Foxconn event: "Our best days as a state and our best days as a country are ahead of us because of projects like this."
I think we're waiting for the president now. The Rolling Stones' "Time Is On My Side" is playing in the Foxconn building.
Foxconn CEO Terry Gou says @realDonaldTrump is “one of few leaders who have shown me such patience, attention and support … He understands three things: Jobs, jobs, jobs. He truly cares about improving the lives of American people.”
.@realDonaldTrump and Foxconn CEO Terry Gou just shared a long handshake. Trump: “Eighteen months ago this was a field, and now it’s one of the most advanced places of any kind you’ll see in the world. It’s incredible.”
.@realDonaldTrump: "Look at what’s happening with our Supreme Court. Look at the victories we’ve had. (Foxconn CEO) Terry (Gou) will be in particular happy about one of those victories. Do you know which one we’re talking about? I think you do."
Aside from @SpeakerRyan, @RepGrothman is the one member of Wisconsin's congressional delegation to get a shoutout from @realDonaldTrump so far. Grothman faces a challenge from Dem @DanKohlWI, nephew of former U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl.
.@realDonaldTrump brought SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son onstage and asked him to speak. Son introduced Trump to Foxconn CEO Terry Gou.
.@realDonaldTrump: "When we won the state of Wisconsin, it hadn’t been won by a Republican since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952." Trump says Ronald Reagan didn't win Wisconsin.

Reagan won Wisconsin in 1984, which was the last time a Republican president won WI until Trump in 2016.
.@realDonaldTrump calls @GovWalker up to speak: “I gave Scott the ball. If that were football standards, NFL standards, he ran 2,000 yards in one game.”

“He is an unbelievably talented guy.”
A little more than 2 years ago, @realDonaldTrump came to Janesville and made fun of @ScottWalker (…).

Today, he says he's a "special talent" and says few other governors could have accomplished Foxconn deal. "I hope he doesn't run against me," Trump says.
.@realDonaldTrump: "We put tariffs on steel and aluminum. Those businesses are through the roof."
.@realDonaldTrump: "We’re going to be treated fairly. When our great farmers in Iowa, Wisconsin, upper New York state, when we want to sell our dairy products into Canada, they charge us 275%. Essentially what they’re saying is we don’t want your product."
.@realDonaldTrump: "We helped rebuild China. Someday they'll say thank you."
.@realDonaldTrump says Obamacare is "largely gone now."
.@realDonaldTrump: "We did repeal and replace Obamacare, but unfortunately one senator decided to put the thumb down … but we made up for it, and in many ways, more than made up for it."
.@realDonaldTrump: "Make America Great Again: the greatest phrase ever used in politics, I suspect."
"Know what we're doing in two years? Keep America Great! Exclamation mark, of course … We'll get you nice hats. Maybe we'll make them green this time, green, representing cash."
.@realDonaldTrump: "I understand life and I understand politics, I guess, because I'm here."
.@realDonaldTrump: "Harley-Davidson, please build those beautiful motorcycles in the USA, OK? Don’t get cute with us. Don’t get cute."
.@realDonaldTrump: "Justice Kennedy, really a great person, a great man, and I'm so honored that he decided to do this during our term…He's done some really important decisions, really important things."
"We'll be picking somebody and we'll be hopefully making you very proud."
.@realDonaldTrump closjng his speech at the Foxconn opening/groundbreaking ceremony: "Congratulations on truly one of the eighth wonders, I think we can say, the eighth wonder of the world. This is the eighth wonder of the world."
Snack robot is now serving cream puffs.
The Foxconn event had everything: @realDonaldTrump, @GovWalker, cannibal sandwiches, snack robots.…
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