(4 Dec 2017) President Donald Trump is meeting with Mormon leaders during a trip to Utah to announce he’s scaling back two sprawling national monuments.
Trump on Monday visited Welfare Square, a complex in Salt Lake City run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that provides aid to the poor.
Trump spoke briefly and publicly praised the church for the way it takes care of people.
The Republican president travelled west to announce his intention to shrink the Bears Ears and the Grand-Staircase Escalante national monuments spanning millions of acres in Utah.
He has condemned the act of creating the Utah monuments as a “massive federal land grab.”
The move is welcomed by the state’s top Republicans but opposed by Native American tribes and environmental groups.
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