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Trump Tours Army Tank Plant in Ohio

Trump told cheering workers: "Well, you better love me. I kept this place open."

President Donald Trump takes a tour of the Lima Army Tank Plant, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Lima, Ohio.
President Donald Trump takes a tour of the Lima Army Tank Plant, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Lima, Ohio.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

LIMA, OHIO (AP) โ€” President Donald Trump toured a tank manufacturing plant that is benefiting from a boost in defense spending.

Trump was shown the bottom half of an Abrams tank being built at the Lima Army Tank Plant and then saw the completed tank during his second stop Wednesday. 

After completing the tour, Trump told cheering workers: "Well, you better love me. I kept this place open." 

The plant had been at risk for closure but is now benefiting from his administration's investments in defense spending. 

Trump's visit marks his first trip to Ohio since last year's midterm election campaign, when Ohio was a rare bright spot for Republicans in the upper Midwest.

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