Trump to Take Part in Roundtable as Part of Duluth Visit

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June 20, 2018 05:10 PM

President Donald Trump will take part in a roundtable discussion at the Port of Duluth-Superior as part of his visit to Duluth Wednesday.

The White House announced the event - billed as a discussion on "promoting and protecting American workers" - will also feature six representatives from the mining and steel industry, four local elected officials (including St. Louis County board of commissioners chair Keith Nelson and fellow commissioner Pete Stauber) and Republican U.S. Representatives Tom Emmer and Jason Lewis.

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Stauber is the endorsed Republican candidate in the race for the Congressional seat now held by retiring Democrat Rick Nolan, though the White House said the meeting would not include "politicking."

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The roundtable will precede a Trump rally at AMSOIL Arena, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, Gov. Mark Dayton's office confirmed Monday they had communicated to the White House over the weekend that the governor would not be able to attend Wednesday's event because of a scheduling conflict - a fact the White House also confirmed in its briefing.


 

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