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Statement from House DFL Leadership on visit by President Trump

Monday, April 15, 2019

St. Paul, Minnesota — Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler released the following statements ahead of today’s visit by President Trump:

“President Trump’s visit is a reminder to Minnesotans that the Trump tax law gave massive tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy while many Minnesotans have watched their refunds disappear,” said House Speaker Melissa Hortman. “Republican tax preferences to the wealthy and corporations have fueled a rise in income inequality and decreased investment in public services. House DFLers are working to restore tax fairness. We’re asking corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share so we can make needed investments to build a state that works for everyone.”

“We can’t invest in our schools, health care, transportation, and other priorities by cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy, but that’s what President Trump and Republicans continue to do,” said House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler. “President Trump should spend his time in Minnesota talking to the working families who his tax bill has hurt the most.”