Trump to speak at Mandan refinery Wednesday

BISMARCK — President Donald Trump plans to visit North Dakota next week, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told Forum News Service Thursday, Aug. 31.

The Republican president’s visit to the Bismarck-Mandan area Wednesday will be focused on tax reform, Hoeven said. Another person with knowledge of the plans said earlier Thursday that Trump planned to give a speech at a Mandan refinery, but Hoeven said he could not confirm potential sites.

“We’re looking at a number of locations,” he said. “We like the idea of an energy venue.”

An email sent to the White House press office was not immediately returned.

The visit would come a week after Trump gave his first major speech on tax reform at a manufacturing company in Missouri, according to Reuters.