Trump pushes infrastructure plan as Russia probe heats up

Alvin Kelly
June 10, 2017

Trump has not detailed the source of the $200 billion or the breakdown in spending.

"The Republicans are working very very hard on getting a great healthcare plan", Trump added. However, many Democrats are opposed to Trump's plans for financing the overhaul, arguing they would result in taxpayer-funded corporate profits with the costs absorbed by consumers.

A six-page infrastructure policy statement issued by the White House this week says a waterway user fee - contained in the administration's earlier budget proposal, to the tune of an additional $100 million a year on river users - would be used to finance improvements, without offering more detail.

At Lunken Airport, Trump spoke briefly in favor of his proposed health care reforms.

"It's just insane expensive", said Dan Withrow, president and owner of a pallet packaging and distribution company in Louisville, Kentucky. "I mean, every single thing", a frustrated GOP president said. "Obamacare was one of the biggest broken promises in the history of politics". We love Ohio. You remember Ohio?

Trump praised the House for passing the American Health Care Act, and called on the Senate, which is now working on its own version of the bill, "to act and save Americans from a catastrophic event". "It continues to decay", Trump said. We will keep our nation so great and so strong, and we will never have outside forces telling us what to do and how to do it, believe me.

The White House has dubbed this week "Infrastructure Week", and has held events to promote the administration's $1 trillion plan to revamp the nation's infrastructure. Former FBI director James Comey, whom Trump fired, prepares to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday about his conversations with the president.

Trump has denied any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign. People don't want to see what's going on. He said she would have had to pay an extra $50,000 for childbirth, for that to happen. He also didn't directly mention the hottest topic in Washington right now - the anticipated testimony of fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey that Trump demanded "loyalty" from him.

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But the rollout has been largely overshadowed by Trump's own tweets and the dramatic news surrounding the Comey hearing.

Behind the president during his remarks was a barge of West Virginia coal.

USA inland waterways are critical routes for transporting agricultural products, but officials say they've grown old and run down.

Superville contributed from Washington.

Trump spoke a day after Anthem announced it would not participate in the Obamacare insurance exchanges next year in OH, a potentially crippling blow to the healthcare system. Shown are PlayCare co-owner Rays Whalen, left, and CSS Distribution Group President Dan Withrow and their families.

He added, "If I was in that party, I wouldn't be doing it that way, that's why they lost the House, the Senate and the White House".

The Senate approved broad legislation Tuesday to make firing employees easier for the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs, part of an accountability effort urged by President Trump following years of high-profile problems.

Trump delivered his speech at the Rivertowne Marina with the Ohio River in the background.

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