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Trump again touts infrastructure plan during campaign-style speech

Trump again touts infrastructure plan during campaign-style speech”

The White House has scheduled a series of events for "Infrastructure Week", including meetings with some of the nation's governors and mayors to drum up more support for the president's efforts to use a combination of public and private funding for infrastructure projects.

Trump said that as he campaigned across the country past year, people often asked him why the US was spending money to rebuild other countries when the roads and bridges they travel on needed rebuilding, too. The House bill, dubbed the American Health Care Act, was projected by the Congressional Budge Office to lead to 23 million more Americans being uninsured by 2026 if the bill becomes law.

Saying Americans "deserve the best infrastructure any where in the world", the president promoted his $1-trillion plan to rebuild roads, bridges and canals with a direct investment of $200 billion from the federal government.

The Republican president held up OH as a prime example of a state that's had its health insurance market wrecked by Obamacare after a meeting with "victims" of the law this afternoon in Cincinnati.

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Rivertowne Marina, Wednesday, June 7, 2017, in Cincinnati.

"As long as I am president, America's labor leaders will always find an open door at the White House", the president said to chorus of applause during his speech along the banks of the Ohio River.

During his remarks, which lasted about half an hour, Trump framed his plan as a way to make good on his pledge to put "America first", saying expensive USA entanglements overseas have distracted the country from its goals of spurring job growth.

By using real people to help illustrate his points, Trump is following the example of many Democratic politicians.

A White House spokeswoman says the Republican president will present a "wide-ranging vision" but did not offer specifics.

President Donald Trump will discuss his plans for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nations crumbling roads, bridges and waterways during a speech in Ohio Wednesday. And that's even before former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump has appeared to admit firing in part to ease his worries over the bureau's Russian Federation probe, testifies in what is being called the "Super Bowl" of recent congressional hearings on Thursday.

"Every single thing is obstruction", he said "Honestly, if I were in that party, I wouldn't be doing it that way".

Trump, in a tweet early Wednesday, announced his pick for FBI director - Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official who served as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's personal lawyer during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation.

Trump met with some people in Cincinnati opposed to Obamacare.

Waterways - not just roads and bridges - were discussed as a vital component of US infrastructure.

The president plans to partner with the private sector on infrastructure projects and get the government out of the way. "We don't even fix them anymore".



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