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Walker and Trump discuss Foxconn deal, infrastructure

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(WQOW) - President Trump took credit for Wisconsin landing the new Foxconn plant during a White House meeting with Governor Scott Walker and other officials Monday.

While discussing his plan to improve America's infrastructure, the president said the Foxconn deal probably would not have happened without him.

"Everyone wanted Foxconn," Trump told the group. "Frankly, they weren't coming to this country. I hate to say it; if I didn't get elected, they wouldn't be in this country."

When the president asked Walker how many jobs would be created, the governor replied, "About 35,000 in total - 13,000 direct and another 22,000 indirect.  Just the direct jobs alone, that's bigger than 96 percent of all the municipalities in Wisconsin."

The president also proposes $200 billion in federal money to match or leverage local and state infrastructure investments across the country. Democrats said that plan places an "unsustainable burden" on states, cities and counties. Instead, they propose spending $1 trillion in federal money on America's infrastructure.

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