Pres. Trump touts COVID-19 testing during Marinette visit

Published: Jun. 25, 2020 at 7:16 PM CDT
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MARINETTE, Wis. (WSAW) - President Trump became the first president to ever visit Marinette on Thursday.

He was in town to visit Fincantieri Marinette Marine, tour the shipyard, and then addressed many of the employees and their families.

Marinette Marine has been contracted to build 20 ships for the U.S. Navy, a contract worth $5.5-billion.

The President also touted the country’s fight against COVID-19 and the progress of testing.

“We have the greatest testing program in the world,” said President Trump. “We’ve developed it over a period of time and we’re up to almost 30-million tests. That means we’re going to have more cases. Deaths are down. We have one of the lowest mortality rates. We’ve done an incredible, historic job.”

The President started the day with a town hall after landing in Green Bay that will be shown at 8:00 Thursday night on FOX News Channel.

Following his remarks at Marinette Marine, the President boarded Marine One and flew back to Austin Straubel International, where Air Force One flew back to Washington, D.C.

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