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President Trump will arrive in Utah this Monday to announce reductions to the size of two national monuments, a polarizing topic among citizens of the state. During his visit, however, he plans to meet with the leadership of the LDS Church and has accepted an invitation to tour Welfare Square.

Matt Whitlock, a spokesman for Senator Orrin Hatch released the following statement:

“Senator Hatch has arranged for the President to meet with LDS Church leadership and to see the incredible work taking place at Welfare Square. In the past, Senator Hatch has arranged similar visits for Presidents and takes great pride in showcasing this iconic facility.”

“It’s a good chance to show the president and those with him that we do a lot in Utah that’s way beyond what any other state does,” Senator Hatch told KSL Newsradio. “Utah is a special place, and I think he can learn a lot from us.”