TODAY: Maskless Trump To Tour Wisconsin Shipyard

Reuters reports:

President Donald Trump will jet off today on Air Force One to hold a public event in Wisconsin, a battleground state. White House Trade and Economic Adviser Peter Navarro says Trump will tour the Marinette Marine shipyard near Green Bay, which was recently awarded a multi-billion-dollar federal contract for new Navy ships.

“He’s going there to celebrate jobs that we urgently need to defend this country,” Navarro said. “It’s going to provide thousands of jobs in Wisconsin, Michigan and across the supply chains in the Midwest.”

Navarro expects large crowds to greet the president and did not express concern about spreading the coronavirus. “We’ll take all precautions but you’re going to see big ships and enthusiastic workers who love this president,” he said.

The Detroit News reports:

The last time President Donald Trump visited Wisconsin he staged a massive, raucous rally at an arena in downtown Milwaukee. When he returns Thursday to the battleground state, he’ll be reminded how much has changed since January.

When Trump last campaigned in the state in January, the unemployment rate was 3.5%. Now, 12% of Wisconsin workers are jobless.

He plans to speak to 500 to 600 people inside the shipyard, all of whom were required to wear masks, the shipbuilder’s spokesperson Eric Dent said in an email. Trump, who generally refuses to cover his face, will not, Dent said.