A major jobs deal President Trump has touted with former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker now looks uncertain: Foxconn, a supplier for Apple and other technology firms, says it's scrapping plans to build a giant new factory in Wisconsin, opting to hire American engineers and researchers instead of a promised fleet of blue-collar workers. "In Wisconsin we're not building a factory," Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn chief executive Terry Gou, told Reuters. "You can't use a factory to view our Wisconsin investment." The Taiwanese technology juggernaut initially pledged in 2017 to construct a $10 billion liquid-crystal display panel plant and create up to 13,000 jobs in the state's southeastern corner over the next 15 years. The positions would pay an average annual wage of $53,000, the firm said -- a solid salary in the manufacturing realm. read more
A GoFundMe spokesman, Bobby Whithorne, told INSIDER that the campaign's founder, Brian Kolfage, initially promised donors that all donations would be used to pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border, like the one President has proposed, if it met its $1 billion goal. "However, that did not happen," Whithorne said. "This means all donors will receive a refund."
A new study out of New York University found that President appeals to men with fragile masculinity. The utterly unsurprising analysis, published in the Washington Post on Thursday, also revealed that Republican candidates facing a Democrat drew more support in areas of the country with higher levels of fragile masculinity in 2018 House races. NYU Psychology professor Eric Knowles and doctoral student Sarah DiMuccio say that male Trump supporters are much more insecure with their own masculinity than you'd think, and that Trump's authoritarian, cartoonishly-machismo rhetoric makes them feel more powerful. read more