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President Trump Will Visit Cincinnati To Promote Tax Overhaul

Bill Rinehart
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WVXU
President Trump last spoke in Cinncinnati at an East End marina in 2017.

President Donald Trump will pay a visit to Cincinnati on Monday. He'll be going to Sheffer Corp., a Blue Ash manufacturing company that makes industrial cylinders.

Vanessa Morrone of the White House press office confirmed the visit Thursday afternoon. The White House said the trip is aimed at highlighting the impact of the GOP tax overhaul he signed into law at the end of last year.

Last month, after Trump signed the tax reform bill into law, Sheffer management gave its employees $1,000 bonuses, according to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, who visited the plant in early January. Portman's spokesperson said the Senator will accompany Trump on Monday.

Lt. Gov. and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor will also attend the event with her running mate, Nathan Estruth.

It's not known if it will be a public or private event - or possibly both.

Numerous companies have announced bonuses for their workers as a result of the plan. Trump and the White House have been trying to publicize those announcements as they try to swing popular opinion in the favor of the overhaul. When the bill was signedin December, only 37 percent of the Americans strongly or somewhat approved of the law, while 58 percent strongly or somewhat disapproved.

The last time Trump was in Cincinnati was in June 2017, when he went to an East End marina to talk about his administration's plans to improve the nation's infrastructure. 

Monday's visit will come less than a week after the president delivered his first State of the Union address.

Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.