President Trump to visit Utah on Monday, December 4.
This story courtesy of Lisa Riley Roche, KSL
SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump will visit Salt Lake on Monday to announce reductions in the size of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments, a source confirmed to the Deseret News.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who pushed for the changes to the monuments, will be with the president.
“I’m thrilled the president has accepted my invitation to come to Utah to discuss critical issues that matter to my constituents,” Hatch said Tuesday.
The trip was first discussed in late October, when White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a televised news conference that Trump was coming to the state.
“I am not going to get ahead of the president’s announcement on the specifics, but I can tell you he will be going to Utah in the first part of early December,” Sanders said.
At that time, it was Hatch who announced that the president had agreed to follow recommendations made by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to reduce the size of the monuments.
Details of those recommendations have not been released.