In October 2016, candidate Trump pledged that he would work with Congress in the first hundred days of his administration to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment months late. With at least one so-called “Infrastructure Week” derailed by the president’s tweets and turmoil, the White House finally unveiled its infrastructure plan. Like so much of the Trump presidency, the reality has failed to live up the hype: it’s a proposal that has turned out to be uninspiring.
The above excerpt was originally published in The National Interest.
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