Katko, Tenney to Donald Trump: Don’t tell people to leave Upstate NY

Republican Reps. John Katko and Claudia Tenney say President Donald Trump is making a mistake if he’s urging people to leave Upstate New York to search for better job opportunities.

The two Central New York House members reacted after Trump was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article as saying residents of “upper New York state” should leave their homes behind and move to places like Wisconsin for new jobs.

Trump made his comments ahead of an announcement today that Apple contractor Foxconn will invest $10 billion in a new plant in Wisconsin that will hire 3,000 people, with the potential to eventually employ up to 13,000.

Katko, R-Camillus, who did not endorse or vote for Trump in the 2016 presidential election, said he was disappointed by the president’s comments.

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