Donald Trump Infrastructure Speech in Cincinnati, Ohio

U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One as he departs for a day trip to Ohio from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington U

U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One as he departs for a day trip to Ohio from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington U

"We look forward to working with the Trump Administration to invest in our nation's waterways, roads, and bridges, and we thank the President for making this issue a top priority".

Wednesday broad messaging continued what the president has been doing all week, largely via his Twitter account. Trump has brushed aside such worries in favor of the potential economic boosts from environmental deregulation on numerous occasions, most recently with last week's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. It has proposed funding the improvements with $200 billion in tax breaks over nine years that would - in theory - leverage $1 trillion worth of construction.

The United States has spent trillions in the Middle East, he said. Under a new infrastructure program, improvements to the nation's 12,000 miles of inland waterways will happen sooner, he said.

"Raya and Dan are just two of the victims of the health care catastrophe caused by congressional Democrats". "It's time to recapture our legacy as a nation of builders and to create new lanes of travel, commerce, and discovery, and we're going to see all the way into the future, and the future's going to be handsome, and the future's going to be bright", he added. At the Rivertowne Marina, Trump was joined by several Cabinet secretaries as well as two NY real estate moguls, Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth, whom Trump had previously named to lead an infrastructure council to monitor progress.

Democrats, many of whom support the idea of an infrastructure package, pushed back on Trump's proposal to privatize air-traffic control. Sen.

Trump's speech came the day before Comey's highly anticipated testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday as the White House faced fresh allegations about possible efforts by the president to influence the investigation into potential ties between his campaign and Russian Federation. Democrats are destroying health care in the country.

"I sent a clear message that America expects fair trade, a level playing field, and so many other things that we're demanding for our workers and for our companies", he said.

USA inland waterways are critical routes for transporting agricultural products, but officials say they've grown old and run down. AP writer Bruce Schreiner contributed to this report from Louisville, Kentucky.

U.S. President Donald Trump (C), flanked by the families of business people he says were harmed by Obamacare, arrives to deliver remarks on the U.S. healthcare system at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. June 7, 2017. Shown are PlayCare co-owner Rays Whalen, left, and CSS Distribution Group President Dan Withrow and their families.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor was one of a number of politicians and officials to attend Trump's speech, and she got a shoutout from the president in his speech.

U.S. President Donald Trump will outline his vision on Wednesday for an infrastructure plan that includes federal grants to rural areas as well as to states and localities to create additional funding for projects, according to a preview of the speech provided by the White House.

Trump will be speaking on the topic of infrastructure at the Rivertowne Marina beginning at about 1:20 p.m.

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