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Trump Cites Infrastructure Woes During State of the Union

Here’s what President Trump had to say about the nation’s crumbling infrastructure during Tuesday’s State of the Union address.

During his State of the Union address on February 5, President Donald Trump reiterated he wants to revamp infrastructure across the U.S. However, he offered no details regarding a plan to make it happen.

An HDT Truckinginfo report notes that transportation industry stakeholders were quick to support what the president had to say about one of his campaign promises to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Here are Trump’s remarks on infrastructure, according to HDT:

“Many of us campaigned on the same core promises: to defend American jobs and demand fair trade for American workers; to rebuild and revitalize our nation’s infrastructure; to reduce the price of healthcare and prescription drugs; to create an immigration system that is safe, lawful, modern and secure; and to pursue a foreign policy that puts America’s interests first,” the president said early in his remarks.

“Both parties should be able to unite for a great rebuilding of America’s crumbling infrastructure,” Trump said. “I know that the Congress is eager to pass an infrastructure bill—and I am eager to work with you on legislation to deliver new and important infrastructure investment, including investments in the cutting-edge industries of the future. This is not an option. This is a necessity.”

HDT Truckinginfo has more details:

In his State of the Union address on Feb. 5, President Donald Trump again said he wants America’s infrastructure revamped and implied that Congress still does, too, but he offered no new details on how to go about it.

In a wide-ranging and spirited speech that ran for nearly an hour and a half, the president remarked on an array of domestic and foreign policy issues. On some, he spoke of at length; but on others, such as infrastructure, he gave only passing mention. 

Trump’s remarks vacillated at times between exhorting Congress to act with him in bipartisan fashion to accomplish various goals on one hand, while not giving any ground on some highly divisive issues, especially his call for a multi-billion dollar wall or barrier system on our southern border — a battle that precipitated the recent government shutdown and may force another in little more than a week’s time. 

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