Foxconn chairman’s Trump visit shows the political tangle of its Wisconsin project

Foxconn’s founder and chairman Terry Gou went on a quick US tour this week, first stopping at the White House on Wednesday to meet with President Trump, and then dropping by the Milwaukee airport on Thursday to meet with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.

The purpose of the visit appears to be reassuring everyone that the company’s Wisconsin project is moving forward — that despite the company’s changing plans and lack of progress, it will eventually hire the thousands of people and build the manufacturing hub it promised in 2017 when Wisconsin offered it $4.5 billion in subsidies.

Gou came bearing baseball caps decorated with American and Taiwanese flags and “Make America Great Again” emblazoned on the bill. For his patriotic…

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