President Trump said he wants to invest in America’s aging infrastructure. He spoke in Cincinnati on June 7.
“Countless American industries, businesses, and jobs depend on rivers, runways, roads, and rails that are in dire and even desperate condition,” he said.
The president mentioned that when he was on the campaign trail, voters asked why the United States was investing so much in other countries when infrastructure here is crumbling.
“My new vision for American infrastructure will rebuild our country by generating $1 trillion in infrastructure investment,” said the president.
Trump said the Dakota Access Pipeline is officially running. He had approved its completion shortly after taking office.
“A $3.8 billion investment in American infrastructure, that was stalled and nobody thought any politician would have the guts to approve that final leg and I just closed my eyes and just said do it,” he said.
President Trump spoke at a marina overlooking the Ohio River. He also made a comment about the decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris agreement.
“We will keep our nation so great and so strong, and we will never have outside forces telling us what to do and how to do it,” he said.