The Latest: Trump 'celebrating' tax day in Minnesota

The Latest: Trump 'celebrating' tax day in Minnesota
President Donald Trump, center, arrives to speak during a roundtable discussion at Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville, Minn., Monday, April 15, 2019. He is flanked by Jovita Carranza, left, current treasurer at the Department of the Treasury, and Nuss Truck and Equipment President Bob Nuss, right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Minnesota (all times local):

2:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he’s celebrating Tax Day.

Trump flew to Minnesota on Monday to highlight the .5 trillion package of corporate and individual tax cuts he signed into law in 2017. U.S. taxpayers across the country are rushing to meet a midnight Monday deadline for filing their income tax returns with the IRS.

A smattering of boos rose from the audience at a trucking company in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville after Trump said “today is Tax Day that we’re celebrating.”

Trump says incorrectly that he enacted the largest package of tax cuts in history. But the facts don’t bear that out.

Trump’s package considerably trails Ronald Reagan’s 1981 tax cuts, Barack Obama’s 2013 extension of George W. Bush’s tax cuts, and others.


1:05 p.m.

President Donald Trump is spending America’s tax filing day in Minnesota.

Trump arrived in Minneapolis on Monday and was headed to a trucking company in the suburb of Burnsville to host a roundtable discussion on the economy.

The president says the economy is doing well. He also says a package of corporate and individual tax cuts he signed into law in 2017 are “working very, very well.”

Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said Sunday the tax cuts added trillions of dollars to the nation’s debt and disproportionately helped the wealthy.

Trump’s tax day visit also renews attention on his refusal to release his tax returns.

Trump narrowly lost Minnesota to Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 but hopes to claim victory here in 2020.