WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has arrived in Ohio to tour an Army tank plant and raise money for his re-election campaign.
The Lima Army Tank Plant had been at risk for closure but is now benefiting from Trump’s focus on boosting defense spending. The president has asked Congress for $750 billion for the Pentagon next year, more than was appropriated in each of his first two years in office.
Trump will also attend a campaign fundraiser in Canton, Ohio.
The visit is Trump’s first this year to the politically important state. It follows complaints by the president about General Motors’ decision to close its plant in Lordstown, Ohio, as part of a corporate restructuring.
Trump won the state of Ohio, and it’s a key focus of his re-election effort.
Trump’s visit to Lima and Canton mark his 10th trip to the state since taking office.
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