President Trump

'Trump Unity Bridge' stops in Bismarck

Aug 3, 2018

A man and his son from Livonia, Michigan are travelling the country with a float he calls the “Trump Unity Bridge.”

Rob Cortis called it his “4-48” tour, to visit the “four corners of the continental United States and the lower 48" states. He stopped in Bismarck, and is on his way to Sturgis for the motorcycle rally.

Cortis said he and his son built the display, which is festooned with Trump slogans, such as “Make America Great Again,” and flags. He used a real metal walking bridge.

President Trump will speak at the Andeavor Mandan Refinery this afternoon (Wednesday).

The subject: Tax reform.

Senior White House officials said the President’s speech will focus on why tax reform is needed, not on the how.

Also, North Dakota’s entire Congressional delegation will travel with the President on Air Force One. That includes Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp. In his speech, the President is expected to encourage Heitkamp to support tax reform. Heitkamp is up for re-election next year.