Jul 27, 2017

Trump claims a manufacturing win in Paul Ryan’s district

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Major Apple supplier "Foxconn Technology Group ... pledged to invest $10 billion to build a display panel plant in [southeastern] Wisconsin that could employ up to 13,000 workers and draw up to $3 billion in subsidies from state taxpayers — a deal that could ripple through the economy and 2018 elections," per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

According to the WSJ front page:

  • "The plan, announced ... at a White House ceremony, marks the first major U.S. investment for Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics and the maker of iPhones and other gadgets for Apple."
  • "Jared Kushner ... led discussions with Foxconn in recent months, along with Reed Cordish, assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives."
  • "The facility will be located in House Speaker Paul Ryan's district, which stretches from just south of Milwaukee to the Illinois border ... The exact location is still being determined."
  • Why it matters Trump at White House: "When this investment is complete, Foxconn has the potential to create more manufacturing jobs than we've seen in many, many decades."

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Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The latest: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN on the president's quasi-offer: "Thank you but no thank you," and accused Trump of "calling out the American military for a photo opportunity."

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The world watches America burn

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The world is watching the grief and anger, violence and pain in America's streets.

The big picture: The U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of the world's deaths from COVID-19. The killing of a black man, George Floyd, by police has sparked days of protest and nights of chaos in America's major cities.

Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.