Where is Trump the builder?

PenneyVanderbilt

NEWSDAY

For Congress and President Donald Trump, the path to health care reform has proven impassable. If they want a win, they’d be wise to shift their energy to what is perhaps the most unifying topic in American politics, the need for the United States to properly fund and execute the rebuilding of the nation’s infrastructure. Republican and Democratic politicians say they support it. Conservative and liberal voters know we need it.

Thousands of the roads, bridges, railways, water systems, airports, harbors, dams and tunnels in the greatest nation in world are crumbling. Many other critically needed projects have never moved beyond the drawing boards and wish lists.

In his presidential campaign, Trump promised to change that. Lauding his experience as a developer, he promised he could build faster, cheaper and better than anyone else. He promised to spend $1 trillion to get workers bustling on construction sites and factories…

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