Trump promises 'first-class' infrastructure system for US

Barges the president said were carrying West Virginia-produced coal were visible on the river behind him.

And while a section of the speech did outline the infrastructure package he wants to sign into law and the improvements it would usher in from coast to coast, Trump did not exactly court the Democratic support he will need to pass it.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday promoted plans for $1 trillion (R12.84 trillion) in U.S. infrastructure spending aimed at boosting jobs and the economy in a move that could shift attention from a probe into alleged ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. 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. "It's a critical component of our nation's transportation infrastructure", White House economic adviser Gary Cohn told reporters last week.

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

Wednesday's event, paired with Comey's testimony, is part of the dual screen reality the Trump White House is now operating in. "That's why they lost the House, it's why they lost the Senate, it's why they lost the White House". The main goal of his OH trip was to promote his plans for new investments in infrastructure.

The White House has billed this "infrastructure week" and planned a series of events, beginning with a push by the president Monday to privatize the nation's air traffic control system and separate it from the Federal Aviation Administration.

"We look forward to working with the Trump Administration to invest in our nation's waterways, roads, and bridges, and we thank the President for making this issue a top priority".

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"More than half of American Steel is produced within 250 miles of where we are standing-and its production depends on the inland system", Trump said. "The Democrats are destroying healthcare", Trump added.

The details of the president's plan remain scarce but according to what Mr. Trump has put forth so far, the plan would theoretically leverage $1 trillion in construction through $200 billion in tax breaks spanning nine years.

"It's time to rebuild our country, to bring back our jobs, to restore our dreams, and yes, it's time finally to put America first, and that's what I've been doing if you haven't noticed". Trump says, "it's only obstruction from Democrats" and says, "It's all going to be Republicans or bust".

Democrats have warned that the Trump budget cuts other kinds of infrastructure spending, including Amtrak subsidies, an infrastructure investment program started under Obama and the Highway Trust Fund. Democrats are also wary of Trump's plan to use public-private partnerships to provide funding for projects.

Whalen's monthly premiums have quadrupled and she has a $15,000 deductible, post Obamacare, Trump said.

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