After attending a rally with India’s Prime Minister Modi in Texas today, Trump took a bigly airplane ride to the great state of Ohio to campaign with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Pratt Industries CEO Anthony Pratt.
Trump touted Ohio’s great economy then toured a new container-board paper mill plant Pratt Industries is building in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Apparently, the company never had any plans to invest in the United States until some people elected a ‘flamboyantly incompetent star of a TV reality show‘ as president.
Pratt introduced Trump and said without him as president he wouldn’t have invested nearly $3 billion in the United States the last two years.
“If Donald Trump wasn’t elected president, this mill wouldn’t be here,” Pratt said.WDTN:
“Ohio is open for business,” Trump said. “When this plant is fully operational, hundreds of Ohioans will have good wages and retirement. One in four workers in this plant is a veteran – a great American veteran – I’m proud to say. (Pratt) knows what he’s doing.”
“The forgotten men and the forgotten women – you aren’t forgotten anymore,” Trump said. “You’re setting records.
According to Cincinnati.com: “Pratt is a big fan of the president. Two years ago, Pratt pledged to invest $2 billion in the U.S. while he stood aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York City, according to a release on Pratt Industries’ website. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority in 2017 approved a 1.263%, eight-year tax credit to Pratt Industries, according to Lima News.There’s the rub—tax breaks.
Ohio Congressman Gym Jordan and Senator Rob Portman attended the bigly event.