President Trump visited Ohio, a key state for his 2020 re-election strategy, and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stepped onto the stage in a recycling paper factory on Sunday evening to highlight the US investment partnership with the country.
Trump and Morrison visited the new factory in Wapakoneta, which is opened by Anthony Pratt, an Australian businessman who spends billions of dollars in the US to create thousands of jobs in manufacturing. Wapakoneta is about an hour north of Dayton.
"Without your presidency, this mill would not be here today," pratt praised the economic and tax policies of the Trump government.
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"Today we celebrate the extraordinary economic partnership between our nations and proudly declare that Pratt Industries and this great state of Ohio are for trade "Trump said as he addressed the jubilant crowd at the conference, Pratt Industries' new plant, which is still under construction. He added, "Australia is one of our major allies and trading partners with a trading volume in excess of $ 65 billion between our nations last year."
He added, "Unlike so many other nations, Australia obeys the principles of fair and reciprocal trade."
The people of Ohio crowded into the hot factory and shouted "USA." when the president spoke about products that contained the words "Made in America". The facility is expected to open in a few weeks and has offered jobs to veterans, which Trump highlighted when he addressed the crowd on Sunday.
"I am particularly pleased that every fourth worker in this factory is a veteran," said Trump. The audience answered with cheers.
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Trump praised only the Australian Prime Minister, who also praised the US president.
"The president and I are here today because we believe in jobs, we believe in the way jobs change lives," Morrison said, adding, " What we celebrate here are jobs. He also pointed to the US's 3.7% unemployment rate and said, "This is an amazing achievement, Mr. President, the lowest unemployment rate we've seen in the United States in a very long time. "19659003" President and First Lady Melania Trump received Morrison and his wife Jennifer at a state dinner on Friday night, two days before the visit to Ohio.
Last Sunday, Trump visited Texas and met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting the growth in US exports to India and the billions of dollars that India spends on US defense assets, none of which was mentioned on Sunday.
Trump and Modi clasped their hands in a crowded NRG stadium in Houston, broadcasting an apparent message of unity between the world's two largest democracies.
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The President also discussed border security on Sunday, an important one Campaign theme for Texas bordering on the Mexican border.
The Associated Press contributed to this report i.