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Sneak Peek: Trump's schedule this week

The president boards Air Force One. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

A look at what's on the president's schedule this week:

  • Monday: Trump travels to Utah "to announce that he'll shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments," sources familiar with the trip confirmed to The Salt Lake Tribune. Two important people have been pushing for this: Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Orrin Hatch, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee that wrote the Republican Senate tax bill.
  • Also on Monday, Trump will meet with Mormon leaders and visit Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, the White House announced. Per an administration source, Mormons are an "important conservative political constituency with whom POTUS underperformed in 2016. There's a large Mormon population in Nevada, so it has swing state implications."
  • Tuesday: Trump to have lunch with Republican senators, then in the evening he and Melania will host the Congressional Ball.
  • Wednesday: Trump hosts a cabinet meeting and has lunch with VP Pence.
  • Friday: Trump meets with Defense Secretary Mattis then travels to Florida for a rally.