President Trump in Wisconsin
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President Trump just called the forthcoming Foxconn plant "the eighth wonder of the world."
The campus, which formally broke ground today, will be approximately 3,000 acres.
"I think we can say, the eighth wonder of the world," Trump said. "This is the eighth wonder of the world."
President Donald Trump told the Foxconn audience that as soon as he's done speaking, he's going to "hop in that plane, go back to Washington and we’re going to pick ourselves one great United States Supreme Court justice" to replacing retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Trump called Kennedy a "great man," saying, "I’m so honored that he decided to do this during our term, I think that showed confidence in us."
"We’ll be picking somebody and we’ll be hopefully making you very proud," he told the crowd, reflecting on the role as President of picking Supreme Court justices.
Trump continued: "We had a fantastic choice with Justice (Neil) Gorsuch, very proud of it … and we’re going to try and do just as good so we’re going to start working on that process, we’ve already started, and hopefully we’re going to make you very proud."
President Donald Trump had a message for Wisconsin's Harley-Davidson, whose global headquarters is a mere 24 miles away from the Foxconn site.
"Harley-Davidson, please build those beautiful motorcycles in the United States," he said.
"Don’t get cute with us, he added."
He continued: "Build them in the USA, your customers won't be happy if you don’t."
President Trump mentioned his "Make America Great Again" slogan and iconic hats while speaking in Wisconsin.
In 2020, he said, maybe they'll make the hats green — "representing cash."
President Trump spoke about trade deals and tariffs extensively at the ground breaking of Foxconn in Wisconsin.
"We are demanding from foreign countries, friend and foe, fair and reciprocal trade," Trump said.
"We have been very much taken advantage of as a country … this is beautiful. This is as great as there is anywhere in the world and we do it within our country."
Trump touted steel and aluminum tariffs, and noted the NAFTA renegotiation.
He said again that the US has lost "500 billion" each year from China.
"We've helped rebuild China," Trump said. "Someday they'll say thank you, but we don't want to do that anymore. We want to have a fair and balanced situation."
A trade deal with China, he said, "doesn't have to be immediately" but "it does have to be fair."
Speaking about trade barriers with the European Union, Trump said, "They don’t want our corn … if you don’t want our agricultural product, we don’t want your cars, it’s not such a complicated formula."
He said the Europeans have come to negotiate: "Frankly, don’t tell them I said it, but they already have – don’t ever tell them I said it."
Speaking at a ceremony to mark Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn's groundbreaking in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, President Trump declared the United States to be "open for business."
"As Foxconn has discovered, there's no better place to build higher than here in the United States," Trump said. "America is open for business more than it has ever been open for business."
He added that the US was cutting regulations, though noted, "We'll have regulation, but it's sensible regulation." He added, "You can get things approved quickly or disapproved. Sometimes it's going to be disapproved."
"We're going to do all of the things you have to do but we're going to speed up the process."