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Trump pledges to fix infrastructure but $200bn plan falls well short

  • Funds represent a fraction of the trillions engineers say is needed
  • Trump likely to face opposition from Democrats and Republicans

Donald Trump unveiled a $200bn plan to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure – a plan that falls woefully short of the trillions civil engineers say is needed to rebuild the country’s tattered backbone and is likely to face intense opposition from Democrats and Republicans.

Trump said in a statement: “We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways all across our land. And we will do it with American heart, and American hands, and American grit.”

Related: ‘One big pothole’: will Trump fix America’s decaying infrastructure?

The only one to fix the infrastructure of our country is me — roads, airports, bridges. I know how to build, pols only know how to talk!

This will be a big week for Infrastructure. After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!

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