On Monday, President Donald Trump visited Utah to make a huge announcement: He was significantly reducing protection of public lands in the United States.
The reductions included more than 85 percent of Bears Ears making up over 1.1 million acres and 46 percent of Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah making up over 800,000 acres.
Trump said during the announcement in Utah with Republican senators at his side: “Public lands will once again be for public use.” He went on, “These abuses of the Antiquities Act give enormous power to far-away bureaucrats at the expense of the people who actually live here, work here, and make this place their home.”
Trump signed his signature in front of the crowd.
He gave his pen to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
And then, he posed for pictures.
A man came up to him right after and asked him to sign his cowboy hat.
Then, Trump went to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' food distribution center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He toured the facility pushing a shopping cart.
He seemed to be enjoying himself.
They went through the different items at the food distribution center.
Love it. This is a side of Trump we aren't shown very often.