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The Daily 202: Trump’s Wisconsin win was an aftershock of the Great Recession

April 18, 2017 2:40 PM
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The Daily 202: Trump’s Wisconsin win was an aftershock of the Great Recession

THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump won more votes than Paul Ryan in the House Speaker’s home county last fall, partly by making inroads with traditionally Democratic autoworkers who have struggled to adjust since losing their jobs when the General Motors plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, closed in 2008.

-- The president is traveling to Ryan’s congressional district this afternoon for an event at Snap-on, which manufactures hand tools. Trying to show his blue-collar base that he’s following through on his promises, Trump will sign a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order. The White House says...

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