Trump takes tax tour to North Dakota refinery

During Trump's first tax speech last week in Missouri, the state's Democratic Sen.

Trump will be joined by North Dakota's Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp, which some believe is a plea for bipartisanship on the tax reform effort. In his remarks there, Trump urged people to vote her out of office if she did not support lowering taxes.

Ivanka Trump participates in a 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report ceremony at the U.S. State Department June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Also joining the president was Republican Sen.

In North Dakota, Trump planned to emphasize that the last time Congress passed a major tax overhaul, under President Ronald Reagan in 1986, Democrats signed on.

"If Democrats continue their obstruction, if they don't want to bring back your jobs, raise your pay and help America win, voters should deliver a clear message, do your job to deliver for America or find a new job", he is expected to say.

Heitkamp is just one of several Democrats up for reelection next year hailing from states Trump won in 2016 that the White House hopes to pressure into backing the tax reform push.

Although Heitkamp has voiced general support for overhauling the tax code, she has not explicitly supported Trump's proposal. "And I'll tell you what, a lot of that had to do with the cutting of the regulation and I think a lot of it had to do with optimism".

It was at the 1964 National Republican Convention in San Francisco when I heard President Reagan talk about tax burdens and how no nation in history has ever survived a tax burden that overtops a third of its national average income. Mandan Public Schools cautioned parents that the president's visit could cause traffic congestion and delay school buses. The last president to visit the Bismarck area was George H.W. Bush in 1989, to celebrate North Dakota's centennial. What are the odds that we will see significant tax changes in the near future? Heitkamp traveled with Trump aboard Air Force One to her state for his speech to workers at a Biskmark refinery.

Ivanka Trump arrives with US President Donald Trump at Bismarck Municipal Airport September 6, 2017 in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Mandan Police Lt. Pat Haug said he anticipates some protesters outside of the event but he doesn't know how large of a presence to expect. "This state is a reminder of what can happen when we promote American jobs instead of obstructing them".

  • Rogelio Becker