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Trump Lauds Ohio Military Plant And Blasts GM for Closed Factory

  • President has lashed out at UAW leader over failing GM plant
  • Visits military plant benefiting from higher defense spending
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited a thriving military factory in politically vital Ohio, a symbol of his success at enlarging the U.S. defense budget, as he sought to turn attention from his inability to return jobs to a failing car plant elsewhere in the state.

“You’d better love me, I kept this place open,” Trump told an audience of workers at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, which is owned by the government and operated by a unit of General Dynamics Corp. “They said we’re closing it, and I said ‘no, we’re not.”’