Kenosha, Wisconsin( CNN) “America First, you better believe it. It’s time. It’s time, right? “

Nearing the 100 -day mark of his presidency, President Donald Trump posed this question to a roomful of manufacturing employees and technical students here Tuesday as he promoted a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order and flashed the populist persona that helped induce him the first Republican to win this state in three decades.

He pilloried the World Trade Organization as “another one of our tragedies, ” tied the closure of thousands of factories in recent decades to China and slammed NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, as a “complete and total disaster.”