Trump to shrink monuments at Utah announcement Monday
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President Donald Trump will visit Utah on Monday, Dec. 4 to announce his plans to approve the shrinking of two national monuments in Utah. 
          Photo courtesy of The White House
President Donald Trump will visit Utah on Monday, Dec. 4 to announce his plans to approve the shrinking of two national monuments in Utah. Photo courtesy of The White House
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A spokesperson from Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office has confirmed that President Donald Trump will visit Utah on Monday, Dec. 4 to announce his plan to reduce the size and scope of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.

The president’s visit comes after an invitation from Hatch in October.

Trump is not expected to visit San Juan County during his trip, but rather he will travel to Salt Lake City during the day before returning to Washington D.C. A source at The White House confirmed to The Times-Independent that Trump would visit the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Welfare Square during his visit.

In an October statement from Hatch spokesperson Matt Whitlock, the president called the senator and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to inform them he would approve the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to shrink the size of the monuments.

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