BURNSVILLE, MN–President Donald Trump celebrated pipelines and PolyMet during his visit to Minnesota Monday.
Trump held a roundtable event in Burnsville, talking with small business owners about tax cuts and the economy.
While the President opened his speech by commenting on what he called the “terrible” sight at Notre Dame in Paris, he followed that by saying lowering taxes for businesses resulted in “tremendous growth, more investment and new jobs.”
Trump also questioned opposition to the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project, much of which would run through Minnesota.
“It’s very important we get that approved,” Trump said. “I think it’s something that will bring down your costs and bring down your costs for the whole country.”
Immediately after that statement, Trump seemed to praise approval of the final federal permits for the PolyMet project on the Iron Range.
“The Iron Range is so important. That is really big, and that’s in final stages. It’s already moving along beyond anything anybody could have even anticipated. It was a closed subject. That’s good for you but it’s great for the nation because you have the best there is in the world sitting there, right there. A lot of people going back to work, so that’s very important,” Trump said.
Congressman Pete Stauber was also at Monday’s event. He had a chance to speak with President Trump shortly after he arrived. No word on what they discussed.
ST. PAUL, MN (AP) – President Donald Trump is using Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, a state he nearly won in 2016 and would like to flip in 2020.
But questions remain about how much Trump is benefiting politically from the federal tax overhaul, his signature legislative accomplishment.
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll last week showed that most Americans don’t think they even got a tax cut.
Just 17% of those polled believed their taxes went down.
Tax preparer H&R Block said in a report last week that most Americans are undergoing a “confusing tax experience” this season.
Paul Gazelka, the top Republican in Minnesota’s state Senate, said Trump is coming to Minnesota because he realizes the state is “in play.”
But U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, one of many Democrats vying to run against Trump, says the president’s tax cuts added trillions of dollars to the nation’s debt and helped the wealthy more than anyone else.