Trump Hopes Democrats Will Work with Him on Infrastructure Spending

In this Sept. 6, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., during a meeting with other Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump's deal with Democrats has offered a glimpse of the president’s interest in governing as an independent, …
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President Donald Trump expressed hope on Friday that Democrats will work with him on infrastructure spending in the United States.

“At some point, and for the good of the country, I predict we will start working with the Democrats in a Bipartisan fashion,” he wrote on Twitter. “Infrastructure would be a perfect place to start.”

The president and his economic advisers have previewed infrastructure spending in 2018 as members of both parties in Congress face the midterm re-election.

Despite some Republican resistance to more deficit spending, Trump has long expressed interest in rebuilding the country’s infrastructure.

“After having foolishly spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is time to start rebuilding our country!” he wrote:

Trump also wrote that the Republican tax cuts were already fueling businesses in the United States after several companies announced Christmas bonuses in response to the news:


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