Trump pushes in­fra­struc­ture pro­posal, blasts Democrats as ob­struc­tion­ist

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — S.A. Miller

Stand­ing on the banks of the Ohio River, Pres­i­dent Trump pledged Wed­nes­day to re­build Amer­ica’s wa­ter­way trans­porta­tion sys­tem and took a swipe at Democrats for fail­ing to sup­port his ef­forts.

Say­ing Amer­i­cans “deserve the best in­fra­struc­ture any­where 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.

“It’s time to re­build our coun­try, to bring back our jobs, to re­store our dreams,” Mr. Trump said at a ma­rina in Cincinnati.

The pres­i­dent blasted con­gres­sional Democrats, ac­cus­ing them of block­ing his plans at ev­ery turn.

“Ev­ery sin­gle thing is ob­struc­tion,” Mr. Trump said. “Hon­estly, if I were in that party, I wouldn’t be do­ing it that way. I’d be do­ing pos­i­tive things. That’s why they lost the House, they lost the Se­nate, they lost the White House. Peo­ple don’t want to see what’s go­ing on. They want to see us come to­gether. But I just don’t see them com­ing to­gether — they’re ob­struc­tion­ist.”

Mr. Trump said Pres­i­dent Obama and a Demo­cratic Congress failed to help re­build Amer­ica in 2009 with an $825 bil­lion “stim­u­lus” pack­age.

“The last ad­min­is­tra­tion passed a stim­u­lus pack­age of which only a tiny 7 per­cent went to in­fra­struc­ture, and much of that was just wasted money,” Mr. Trump said. “Re­mem­ber ‘shovel ready’? Shovel ready wasn’t shovel ready, that I can tell you.”

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Pres­i­dent Trump pledged Wed­nes­day to re­build roads, bridges and canals in a speech in Cincinnati.

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