The Many Times It’s Been ‘Infrastructure Week’ in Washington

Here is a timeline of all of the Infrastructure Weeks that could have been.

Mr. Trump said he would spend $800 billion to $1 trillion improving America’s infrastructure, pointing to bridges across the country that were structurally precarious. His proposal was twice as much as what his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, pledged.

Mr. Trump said the infrastructure improvements would be funded by government bonds purchased by investors, a plan liberal economists had pushed for. He promised to fix one bridge in particular — the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati that had long plagued the region with creaks and rust.

At an event in the Rose Garden during the first scheduled infrastructure week, Mr. Trump accused James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director he had fired a month before, of lying under oath during congressional testimony about the investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.

During that week, the president also criticized Mayor Sadiq Khan of London for failing to combat terrorism and rebuffed efforts to play down his travel ban barring visitors from predominantly Muslim nations.

Mr. Trump, flanked by members of his administration in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, offered an update on his infrastructure agenda. But the event turned into a combative question-and-answer session, where the president, asked about a white supremacist attack in Charlottesville, Va., returned to blaming both sides for the deadly violence.

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/politics/coronavirus-infrastructure-week-timeline.html

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