"And I think that's why he's chosen Mandan for this speech, because it's the ideal backdrop to talk about that".
At one point, the president asked his daughter and senior adviser, Ivanka Trump, to come up to the stage and address the crowd.
Trump is right that the US's 35% statutory corporate tax rate, or what the government has on the books as the business tax rate, is the highest among the 35 major developed economies that are part of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Even his insistence on constructing a wall between the USA and Mexico looks more and more like a pipe dream, as Congress discusses an annual budget that doesn't offer almost as much funding for the project as President Trump desires.
No details have been released on Donald Trump's new tax plan, but already several things do not ring true.
Not many people enjoy paying taxes.
On top of attempts to create new tax policies that could actually pass a majority in Congress, the administration's biggest issue may be the fact that it simply doesn't have a grasp on what everyday Americans think about proposed tax codes.
Gov. Doug Burgum, along with First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford, will greet Trump at the airport and attend his speech.
But while the president's team spoke hopefully about bipartisanship, Republican leaders in Congress have made clear that they're pursuing a go-it-alone strategy on taxes that has shut Democrats out of the negotiations.
Trump is expected to put some pressure on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer - who might face off in a Senate race next year. Claire McCaskill stayed away.
"There's no Democrat that should be out there talking about that and the Ryan ad buy is an example of how we intend to hold Democrats accountable", said Chad Bolt, policy manager at Indivisible, a grassroots movement that formed in response to Trump's election.
Trump's visit to North Dakota on Wednesday comes after he kicked off his push for tax reform last week during a visit to Missouri, where he called on the state's Democratic Sen. A spokeswoman for Sen.
President Trump is traveling to North Dakota on Wednesday, where he will visit an Andeavor oil refinery to discuss tax reform.