Kenosha Protestors, Supporters Greet President

KENOSHA — People outside President Donald Trump’s visit to Snap-on Tools in Kenosha this week were split down the middle with protesters on one side of 80th Street and supporters on the other.

During President Trump’s visit, he promoted “buy American, hire American” policies.

Using Tax Day as a backdrop, hundreds of people protesting President Donald Trump’s visit urged him to release his returns, admonishing the president with signs, chants, and even an inflated chicken supposed to bear his resemblance.

Trump had his own crowd of supporters outside Snap-on Inc., where he signed an executive order to tighten the rules for technology companies seeking to bring highly skilled foreign workers to the U.S.

Before his arrival at the tool-making company, protesters gathered at Sunnyside Park and lined nearby streets with signs that criticized several of Trump’s policies. The protests started with a march of solidarity with undocumented immigrants.

Trump narrowly carried Wisconsin in November, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to win the state since 1984.

Even though most standing outside Snap-on Tools had different opinions about the president, for most people it seemed this day was about more than politics.

“Good day for people in Kenosha to come together to see the president, which you don’t see whether you like him or not,” said one protestor.

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