Trump to tout St. Charles as national example of economic growth

As President Donald Trump makes a pitch Wednesday for a federal tax overhaul, he plans to cast the city of St. Charles as an example of the “Main Street economy’’ he wants to help flourish across the country.

That’s the word from senior White House officials, who briefed reporters ahead of time on Trump’s key topics during an address Wednesday afternoon at the St. Charles Convention Center.

Trump also is expected to highlight several St. Charles businesses, including Cassandra Erin Studio, which is situated along the community’s historic riverfront. The studio designs and creates custom jewelry sold on-site and at roughly 30 high-end stores across the country.

Approximately 1,000 people have been invited to hear the president’s remarks, including Missouri Treasurer Eric Schmitt, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann and many of the state’s seven GOP members of Congress. The latter may include Sen. Roy Blunt, although the White House expects the senator may have to skip the trip if the U.S. Senate takes up its version of the tax overhaul.

None of Missouri’s Democratic members of Congress were invited, the White House officials said. That includes U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, who the officials said Trump is expected to mention in his speech.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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