Donald Trump touted Apple manufacturing jobs in Austin on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know.
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Donald Trump touted Apple manufacturing jobs in Austin on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know.

STACY FERNÁNDEZ AND ALEX SAMUELS |
November 21, 2019

Trump will be in town to tour a newly expanded Apple manufacturing plant.


President Donald Trump briefly visited Austin on Wednesday for a tour of an Apple manufacturing plant.

Trump has had six public visits to Texas this year, during a time in which questions have been raised about whether the dependably red state will be competitive in the 2020 elections. Here’s what you need to know about his visit.

What did he do here?

Trump landed in Austin around 2 p.m., waved to reporters and supporters and gave a couple fist pumps, but did not speak to members of the press, according to White House pool reports. Greeting him were Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton.

He toured an Apple plant where the Mac Pro desktop computer is manufactured. Then he headed back to the Austin airport around 3 p.m. to return to Washington, D.C. Earlier in the day, Apple announced it was beginning construction on its new campus in Austin, the next step in the company’s broad expansion into the city. The campus will initially house 5,000 employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, and is expected to open in 2022.

Credit by - The Texas tribune

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