Wisconsin Democrat refuses to be ‘backdrop’ in Trump’s jobs announcement

Wisconsin Democrat refuses to be ‘backdrop’ in Trump’s jobs announcement
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Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump: `A very great moment in the history of the world’ Hillicon Valley: Senate Dems move to force net neutrality vote | AT&T spoke with Mueller's team about Cohen payments | Chinese firm ZTE ceases operations after US ban | Panel advances bills to secure energy infrastructure Lawmakers remember Slaughter in Capitol ceremony MORE (D-Wis.) said Wednesday that she "respectfully declined" an invitation from President Trump to appear with him at a news conference announcing the move of an electronics manufacturer to her state.

"My constituents have no interest in me entertaining the president's desire to be used as a backdrop in this photo op," Moore told the Associated Press

Trump is expected to announce that Apple supplier Foxconn plans to build a factory in Wisconsin somewhere between Milwaukee and Chicago that will create a predicted 3,000 jobs.

Republican House Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanWhite House faces growing outcry over migrant family policies John Legend slams Paul Ryan for Father's Day tweet, demands end to family separation Trump faces Father’s Day pleas to end separations of migrant families MORE, who also represents Wisconsin, is joining Trump at the White House announcement.

Moore said she is "relieved" that Foxconn's project may provide new opportunities for her constituents, but on Wednesday she will instead participate in a Congressional Black Caucus town hall event on Twitter over current healthcare legislation.