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How President Trump's Utah visit unfolded in real time

How President Trump's Utah visit unfolded in real time

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SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump made his first trip to Utah since taking office, visiting Welfare Square before traveling to the Capitol to sign two documents altering Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments Monday.

His visit also included meeting with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after he arrived into Salt Lake shortly before 10:50 a.m. His trip last about 2 1/2 hours before he flew back to Washington.

In signing two proclamations, Trump broke the monuments into five smaller monuments, shrinking the amount of land owned by the federal government by more than 2 million acres.

The decision was applauded by some and protested by others, including five Native American nations announcing their plan to file a lawsuit. Some protesters marching down State Street also caused a road closure for about 20 minutes after Trump signed the proclamations.

Here's a recap of how is visit unfolded in real time:

Monday, 07:19am

POTUS boards Air Force One

Monday, 08:17am

Preparation for Trump's arrival

Monday, 09:22am

Mike Lee confident Trump will 'significantly' reduce national monuments

Monday, 10:21am

Seats filling at Capitol in anticipation for Trump

Monday, 10:31am

Trump to land soon

Monday, 11:08am

Trump lands in Salt Lake City

Monday, 11:26am

Trump arrives at Welfare Square; praises Hatch

Monday, 12:09pm

Trump leaves Welfare Square; heads to Capitol

Monday, 12:24pm

Trump takes stage at Capitol

Monday, 12:38pm

Trump signs proclamations modifying size of 2 Utah national monuments

Monday, 12:53pm

Protests outside Capitol

Monday, 01:04pm

Here's what the new national monuments will look like

Monday, 01:27pm

Trump leaves Utah; protests close portion of State Street

Monday, 01:49pm

State Street reopens

Monday, 02:50pm

Native American tribes announce lawsuit; other reaction to Trump's proclamations


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