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Trump visits Wisconsin after naming secretary of state pick

Donald Trump speaks in West Allis as part of his Thank You tour, December 13, 2016.

WEST ALLIS (WLUK) -- President-elect Donald Trump is holding a rally in the Milwaukee area Tuesday night after an early morning announcement that he's chosen ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state.

Trump spoke to a crowd at the Wisconsin State Fair Exposition Center in West Allis for about 50 minutes.

Joining Trump and Pence, was House Speaker Paul Ryan and Governor Scott Walker.


After making the announcement on Twitter Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted that the thing he likes best about Tillerson "is that he has vast experience at dealing successfully with all types of foreign governments." But some, including Republicans, are expressing concern about the close relationship Tillerson has forged with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump's post-victory tour has included states that helped him beat Hillary Clinton in last month's election. Trump was the first Republican presidential nominee to carry Wisconsin's electoral votes in 32 years. He won the state by 22,000 votes - a victory confirmed Monday by a statewide recount requested and paid for by the Green Party's Jill Stein.

FOX 11 political reporter Andrew LaCombe will be at Trump's rally. Watch FOX 11 News at Five, Nine and Ten for balanced news coverage.

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