Trump ramps up re-election campaign with Lima visit


LIMA — President Donald Trump used Wednesday’s trip to the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima to tout his commitment to the nation’s military and its manufacturing prowess as he ramps up his re-election campaign.

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President Donald Trump holds up chart he said shows Islamic State-held areas in Syria and Iraq on Nov. 8, 2016, and now. “They’re not doing well now,” he told workers at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima on Wednesday. (EXAMINER PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)

ALSO PICTURED IN THURSDAY'S EXAMINER:  Bellefontaine resident Brian Hogan sings the National Anthem at the start of President Donald Trump’s visit Wednesday to the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima.

He also used about five minutes to bash the late Sen. John McCain.


“I never liked him and never will,” the president said. “He’s just not my kind of guy.”

It’s part of Trump’s strategy to appeal to his supporters who feel the late Arizona senator betrayed the Republican Party when he voted against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.


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