President Donald Trump will talk about the need to invest in America’s infrastructure during a Wednesday afternoon visit to Ohio.
A spokeswoman confirmed Trump will speak at 1 p.m. at Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati.
The White House has not said if the speech will be open to the public or who will be attending it.
His visit is part of a White House initiative to help finance $1 trillion in rebuilding the nation’s airports, seat ports, and bridges, according to a White House official.
The White House wants to highlight the need to rebuild locks and dams on the nation’s river ways, a crucial requirement for shipping goods and farm products.
Trump’s visit will be part of a week-long White House effort to emphasize Trump’s plan to use $200 billion in tax breaks to help generate $1 trillion in public and private investment to pay for improving the nation’s infrastructure. Democrats have pushed for far more federal dollars than Trump is considering.
Gary Cohn, director of the White House National Economic Council, said in a statement that “the time has come for us to reinvest in American infrastructure. We have fallen to 12th in the world, which is unacceptable.”
“President Trump is committed to rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure by taking action to generate $1 trillion of investment by partnering with state and local governments and utilizing the expertise and financing ability of the private sector,” Cohn said. “Our goal is to bring about greater job growth, increased productivity and a healthy economy for generations to come.”
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