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Let's not forget that the White House dubbed this week, "Infrastructure Week"
Posted by: hal
Date: June 09, 2017 05:53PM
Can anyone remember a whole 7 days ago? [thehill.com]

The White House's self-proclaimed "infrastructure week" has generated a flurry of headlines on nearly everything else.

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But hours before the infrastructure event kicked off at the White House on Monday, Trump fired off a series of tweets that blamed his Justice Department for writing a second “watered down” version of his travel ban, labeled Democrats as “obstructionists,” and slammed London’s mayor following a terrorist attack in the city.

By the time Trump unveiled plans to modernize air traffic control in the East Room at 11:30 a.m., the main narrative dominating the news cycle centered on the various feuds Trump had ignited on social media.

“This isn’t news, but there’s something wrong with this guy. … This is a president who is completely out of control,” Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), who has been a major advocate for upgrading the country’s water infrastructure, told CNN on Monday. “He’s the president of the United States. He’s not some guy with a blog.”

And when Trump rolled out his aviation announcement, he first spent several minutes discussing unrelated news that the Department of Veterans Affairs will be overhauling its electronic health record system.

“Before discussing our plans to modernize air travel, I want to provide an update on efforts to fix and modernize vital services for our veterans,” Trump said, standing in front of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and other former Transportation secretaries.

Trump continued with early-morning tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday that set off new firestorms: taking credit for four Arab countries’ decision to cut ties with Qatar and announcing his pick for FBI director.

Midweek, Trump was slated to continue his infrastructure pitch with a speech in Ohio aimed at emphasizing inland waterways' important role in transporting steel, coal, corn and other goods.

But slipped into the schedule, just 30 minutes before Trump’s rebuilding remarks, was a surprise speech on healthcare.

And when it came time for his infrastructure speech, Trump spent part of it assailing ObamaCare and Democrats, appearing to veer off script at several points.

“I’m calling on all Democrats — who, honestly, have really been obstructionists. Boy, have they tried, I mean, every single thing,” Trump said. “On healthcare, I won’t get one vote. ObamaCare is crashing, it’s dead, it’s in a death spiral. … They’re just obstructionists.”
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Re: Let's not forget that the White House dubbed this week, "Infrastructure Week"
Posted by: Surfrider
Date: June 09, 2017 07:41PM
Someone is writing this as a black comedy. The voting public couldn't have picked anyone this insane.

This has to be a Truman Show situation with the entire nation getting snookered.
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Re: Let's not forget that the White House dubbed this week, "Infrastructure Week"
Posted by: $tevie
Date: June 09, 2017 08:01PM
He's senile, he's got a short attention span, and he's nuts. Triple threat.



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Re: Let's not forget that the White House dubbed this week, "Infrastructure Week"
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 09, 2017 10:15PM
Everything is "soon."
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Re: Let's not forget that the White House dubbed this week, "Infrastructure Week"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 10, 2017 09:10AM
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deckeda
Everything is "soon."

Two weeks.
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Re: Let's not forget that the White House dubbed this week, "Infrastructure Week"
Posted by: GGD
Date: June 10, 2017 09:58AM
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Lux Interior
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deckeda
Everything is "soon."

Two weeks.

"I'll have something much bigger for you to worry about by then".
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Re: Let's not forget that the White House dubbed this week, "Infrastructure Week"
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 10, 2017 10:24AM
"Well ain't this place a geographical oddity!"

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