President Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech that shows with tax reform- more investments and jobs can be created right here in North Dakota.
In an exclusive with the governor, he told us he was surprised when he first heard the news of Trump’s visit, and is honored to host the leader of the free world.
Gov. Doug Burgum also said he feels the refinery is a great location for the speech because it highlights the place North Dakota holds nationally in the oil and gas industry. Not only is the state the second largest oil producer in the country, it competes on a global level.
The Governor said to have a president that is pro energy, pro agriculture, pro business and pro tax reform is a huge positive for the state.
Gov. Doug Burgum: “And when we’ve got really high corporate tax rates, that means US corporations invest over seas and they create jobs overseas. If we can lower those tax rates, those same corporations will start investing more in the US and creating more jobs in the US. When we can do that, I think it’s great for everybody and I think it’s clear that this president understands that element of economics.
Like Trump, Burgum is a businessman who made a bit of an unexpected entrance into the political world. And even said jokingly he can get a laugh out who is running North Dakota and the United States.
Gov. Doug Burgum: “I would just say, if someone would have had a betting wall two years ago saying that I was going to be the guy that would be greeting President Trump coming to North Dakota, that would have been pretty long odds on that one.”
Gov. Burgum, the First Lady, and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford will greet President Trump when he arrives.