President Trump speaks in North Dakota on tax reform

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Published: Sep. 6, 2017 at 5:57 AM CDT
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UPDATE: President Donald Trump is calling for the end of what he's dubbed the "death tax," calling it a "tremendous burden" for family farmers and other businesses.

Trump says during a tax speech in North Dakota that he will not allow the death tax to "crush the American dream."

He's pointing to Julie Ellingson, a fourth-generation rancher who owns a cattle ranch with her husband. The White House says she's concerned about how the estate tax may affect her children when they inherit the operation.

The White House tax goals released in April include repealing the estate tax, which applies to people with estates worth more than $5.49 million.

The New York Times recently reported that Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn told a gathering of Senate Democrats that "only morons" pay the estate tax.

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President Donald Trump will be visiting North Dakota Wednesday to make a pitch for tax reform.

KFYR-TV reports in addition to discussing tax issues, he is expected to talk about energy policy, as well.

The president will visit the Andeavor Refinery in Mandan. About 500 people have been invited to hear the president speak.

CNN reports Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, will become the first Democratic lawmaker to join Trump on the presidential jet when she accompanies Trump on his trip.

According to the White House's schedule, Trump will arrive in Bismarck around 2:40 p.m., and will deliver his speech in Mandan at around 3:00 p.m.

Live video courtesy of KFYR-TV:

LIVE COVERAGE: President Donald J. Trump speaks at Andeavor Refinery in Mandan.

Posted by KFYR-TV on Wednesday, 6 September 2017

LIVE COVERAGE: Air Force One has landed at Bismarck Airport. President Donald J. Trump will now head to Andeavor Refinery in Mandan to deliver a speech addressing tax reform.

Posted by KFYR-TV on Wednesday, 6 September 2017