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WATCH: Pres. Trump signs presidential proclamations modifying Bears Ears, Grand Staircase Escalante

Posted at 9:11 AM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 15:29:33-05

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SALT LAKE CITY – President Donald Trump signed presidential proclamations to scale back two national monuments in Utah, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante, during his visit to Utah on Monday.

Sen. Orrin Hatch and Sen. Mike Lee accompanied Pres. Trump and Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Air Force One which landed just before 11 a.m.

Pres. Trump visited the Utah State Capitol and spoke with leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Welfare Square at 780 W. 800 S. in Salt Lake City.

Thousands of protesters gather to oppose Trump’s proposed reductions to Utah monuments

Trump to tour Welfare Square, meet with LDS church leaders Monday