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President Trump will be visiting Wisconsin on Tuesday

A progressive advocacy group is expected to protest his visit.
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President Donald Trump will pay a visit to Wisconsin on Tuesday, his first visit to the state since taking office.

The president's visit to tool manufacturer Snap-on in Kenosha was first revealed by Democratic state Rep. Tod Ohnstad, who represents the area covering the Snap-on headquarters and heard employees had been notified of the planned visit.

The White House confirmed the visit to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which notes the facility is in the congressional district of House Speaker Paul Ryan, while Kenosha is also the hometown of his chief-of-staff Reince Priebus.

Ohnstad told WISN he believes Rep. Ryan and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be joining him at the visit.

No reason has been given for the visit, but Snap-on's CEO has praised Trump since the election, telling Bloomberg he was seeing more confidence from small-business owners, including the auto-repair stores that buy tools from his company.

Trump was last in Wisconsin, a state he turned red in November by a spender margin of 22,000 votes, in December when he joined Vice President Mike Pence as part of his national "thank you tour."

Trump had planned to pay another visit to the state in February, but canceled it amid concerns about a planned protest.

But he can also expect to find some protesters at Snap-on this Tuesday, with progressive advocacy group Forward Kenosha planning a demonstration outside the facility, according to this Facebook event.

The Wisconsin visit will be the farthest west Trump has traveled since taking office, with the New York Times reporting he has made far fewer domestic or international trips at the start of his presidency compared to former Presidents Obama and Bush.

The newspaper notes Trump has predominantly been spending his time at the White House and his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, other than holding a handful of rallies in states including Michigan, Tennessee and Kentucky.

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