President Trump in Springfield

President Donald Trump visited Springfield Wednesday, Aug. 30 to talk tax reform. Below, follow KSMU's coverage leading up to his trip and from his speech, which took place at ventilation equipment manufacturer Loren Cook Company.

Loren Cook Company
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Ahead of President Donald Trump’s arrival Wednesday afternoon, groups supporting the president and those opposed to his policies are prepared to show up near the event venue.

One demonstration, called “The People’s Protest” is expected to join forces at a local Teamsters Union hall before marching toward Loren Cook Company, where the president is to speak on tax reform.

Updated at 5:25 p.m. ET

President Trump called for a major rewrite of the U.S. tax code during a visit to Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday afternoon. The speech came a day after Trump's trip to Harvey-hit Texas and is the first in what is expected to be a series of traveling sales pitches on taxes from the president.

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In advance of President Donald Trump's visit to Springfield,the Missouri Democratic Party is calling on the country's leader to not make cuts to healthcare.

MDP chair, Stephen Webber, was joined by democratic representatives, Crystal Quade of Springfield, Sarah Unsicker of St. Louis County and Greg Razer of Kansas City at a news conference outside Springfield City Hall Tuesday to send the message that “Trump needs to stop trying to take healthcare away from Missourians.”

Scott Harvey / KSMU

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s visit to Springfield to speak on tax reform, two groups sounded off on his policies and called for moral leadership.

Earlier Tuesday, it was the Missouri Democratic Party asking Trump to reverse course on attempts to dismantle Obamacare.

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This story has been updated to reflect an updated time for the president's arrival and subsequent speech.

An airport official says President Donald Trump’s visit to Springfield Wednesday won’t be much different than normal operations.