Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Air Force One with President Barack Obama on board taxis for take off Friday, April 3, 2015, at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden Utah after announcing a new renewable energy plan that will involve veterans.
President Donald Trump will visit Salt Lake City on Monday, which will mark his first appearance in the state since he became president.
Trump will visit Utah to announce the reduction of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will be with the president during his time in Utah.
“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.
Hatch spokesman Matt Whitlock said Trump will also meet with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will tour the church’s Welfare Square.
“Sen. Hatch has arranged for the president to meet with LDS Church leadership and to see the incredible work taking place at Welfare Square,” Whitlock said. “In the past, Sen. Hatch has arranged similar visits for presidents and takes great pride in showcasing this iconic facility.”
We’ve collected stories about past presidents who have visited the Beehive State. Take a look below.
- President Ulysses S. Grant was the first U.S. president to visit Utah Territory. He made his visit in 1875. Utah became a state in 1896.
- President Rutherford B. Hayes was the last president to visit Utah before it became a state. Read his two speeches to the Beehive State.
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- President Richard Nixon visited Utah three times, once as senator, another as vice president and finally as president. He spoke at BYU while he was vice president. As president, he spoke at the Days of ‘47 Rodeo event.
- President Gerald Ford had plenty of ties to Utah. His son Jack attended Utah State…