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Details and Reactions to Trump's Visit to Minnesota on Monday Trump en route to the Twin Cities for tax event
Priscilla Morrison | 16 April, 2019, 03:26

He's traveling Monday to Minnesota, a state he narrowly lost to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and that he's hoping to flip in 2020.

The president's focus on tax day served to highlight his refusal to release his own tax returns.

"For many, it means those workers took home more money in their paychecks during the year because employers began using the new IRS income tax withholding tables".

The $1.5 trillion, 10-year package of tax cuts Trump signed into law in 2017 helped accelerate economic growth in 2018 to a rate of 3 percent, based on the administration's preferred measure of comparing the fourth quarter of 2018 to the same period in 2017.

Along with Klobuchar were Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and State Auditor Julie Blaha. Giving the president hope is the memory that his popularity outside the Twin Cities area helped the GOP flip two U.S. House seats away from the Democrats previous year.

Monday is the day tax filings for 2018 are due to the federal government.

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President Donald Trump says he's celebrating Tax Day. But so far, the tax cuts haven't delivered a major shot of financial adrenaline to most families.

Trump bucked decades of presidential tradition by declining to show voters his tax filings, both as a candidate and as president. Yet recent polls show the public isn't so sure.

A poll released last week found that just 17 percent of Americans said they paid less under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

More evidence came from a report by tax preparer H&R Block on Thursday that said Americans were undergoing a "confusing tax experience" this season. While the average filer was better off, it said, they weren't seeing it in their refunds, "which many people think of as their "bottom line'".

"The fire that they're having at the Notre Dame Cathedral is something like few have witnessed", he said, adding that the church was "one of the great treasures of the world".

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