Fearing Protest, Donald Trump Cancels Trip To Wisconsin

Above: Trump protesters on Inauguration parade movement at Navy Memorial Plaza. Source NY Times.

Trump canceled his tour of a Harley Davidson factoryafter the company expressed concern about planned protests

Threats of protest appear to have scuttled plans for President Trump’s first visit to Wisconsin this week, CNN reported on Tuesday. It would have been Trump’s first visit to the state as president.

The 128th Air Refueling Wing, a military airport in Milwaukee, confirmed that it was contacted by Trump’s press team and informed that the president will not be coming to the state Thursday, as previously scheduled. Tech. Sgt. Meghan Skrepenski said the White House did not provide an exact reason for the cancellation; the White House had just confirmed the planned trip on Monday.

Trump was expected to tour a Harley Davidson factory where he also planned to sign executive orders related to American manufacturing. But according to an unnamed Trump official, the trip was canceled after Harley Davidson officials expressed concern about the potential for protests. Leaders Trump planned to meet with in Wisconsin will reportedly travel to Washington, D.C. instead.

Massive protests have been underway across the country in recent days following Trump’s controversial executive order banning the resettlement of refugees and a temporary travel ban for seven majority-Muslim nations.

News of Trump’s canceled visit was celebrated as a victory by protesters on social media Tuesday: