Trump pushes public works agenda, health care on OH visit
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 0:12
"We will create the first-class infrastructure our country and our people deserve".
And Trump replied to a reporter's question that he wishes Comey "good luck" during his Senate Intelligence Committee testimony. It includes detailed descriptions of meetings and phone conversations between Trump and Comey.
Trump did not mention the events in Washington during his visit to Cincinnati, where he also made separate remarks shortly after landing about the effort to repeal Obamacare.
Trump says in a speech in Cincinnati that as he campaigned across the country, voters often asked him why the US was investing so much in other countries when infrastructure here is crumbling.
"It's time to rebuild our country, to bring back our jobs, to restore our dreams", Mr. Trump said. Many argue such a plan would result in taxpayer-funded profits for corporations with the cost loaded onto consumers.
President Donald Trump visited Ohio Wednesday, where he discussed Republican efforts to reform healthcare and his plan to spend $1 trillion on USA infrastructure. "That would have been a huge anchor on our country", Trump said.
"It's just insane expensive", said Dan Withrow, president and owner of a pallet packaging and distribution company in Louisville, Kentucky.
"Every single thing is obstruction", Trump said.
"The American people are paying much more for much worse coverage-the coverage is horrendous, it's horrendous", Trump said, calling the Affordable Care Act a "total death spiral". "Wait until you see what I'm going to do for you steel workers".
A group of Democratic lawmakers held a conference call after the speech on Wednesday to offer their "rebuttal" to Trump's rebuilding ideas. A House plan was approved on May 4, and the Senate is trying to pass a version this summer.
Trump also mentioned his announcement last week that he was pulling the US out of what he dismissively referred to as the "so-called" Paris climate accord.
Mostly, though, Trump used a decent amount of his speech to say hellos.
President Donald Trump has told the crown prince of Abu Dhabi that maintaining "a united Gulf Cooperation Council" is important for promoting regional stability.
He has "dedicated $200 billion in his budget as part of a $1 trillion investment plan to rebuild infrastructure", according to the White House.
A day before former FBI Director James Comey is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the circumstances that led to his controversial firing in the midst of the bureau's investigation of potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russian interference in the presidential election, Trump mostly stayed on topic as he hammered the condition of US infrastructure. Trump has denied the allegations and called the Russian Federation story "fake news".
"On Monday, the president will launch 'infrastructure week, '" White House Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn declared last Friday. "And he's not letting the distractions get in the way of that".
Trump talked on, speaking about insurance providers pulling out of Obamacare, the Saudi arms deal (including a shoutout to the King of Saudi Arabia, 5 more seconds of hellos), the coal industry, fighting terrorism, and how he's not a big fan of the Democrats in Congress not letting him have his way.
At 7:44 a.m. Wednesday, Trump tweeted out his choice to replace Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director - Christopher A. Wray, a former assistant attorney general under former President George W. Bush.