President Donald Trump visited Springfield on Wednesday afternoon to promote his proposal for tax reform.
Trump was joined by many of Missouri’s Republican lawmakers, some of whom posted on social media to express support for the president.
— U.S. Rep. Billy Long (@USRepLong) August 30, 2017
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) August 30, 2017
— Mike Parson (@MikeParsonforMO) August 30, 2017
— Jay Ashcroft (@JayAshcroftMO) August 30, 2017
The Missouri Republican and Democratic parties struck decidedly different tones, with the GOP applauding Trump and the Democrats criticizing the president’s previously proposed health care policy:
1/3 Great job in Springfield, @POTUS! You are right—it’s time to give the American worker a pay raise!
— Missouri GOP (@MissouriGOP) August 30, 2017
— Missouri Democrats (@MoDemParty) August 30, 2017
Trump’s visit also drew protestors, with hundreds gathering outside the event, which was closed to the public, to protest:
— Rachel Wegner (@rachelannwegner) August 30, 2017
— Jett Loe (@jettloe) August 30, 2017
— Kyle O’Leary (@tkocreative) August 30, 2017