LANSING––The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes on Donald Trump’s latest desperate attempt at an infrastructure week:
“Donald Trump’s broken promises on infrastructure have turned the very idea of rebuilding our nation’s crumbling roads and bridges into a national punchline. This president’s latest attempt at Michigan infrastructure week is a pathetic excuse for the comprehensive, $1 trillion dollar infrastructure bill we were promised. Michigan’s working families are tired of half measures and broken promises from this failure of a president who time and again has refused to fix the damn roads.”
Donald Trump’s Broken Infrastructure Promises:
- After promising that, “crumbling roads, bridges, and airports will be replaced with the infrastructure our country needs and deserves” Trump has turned infrastructure week into a “punchline”.
- In his 2019 budget, Trump proposed slashing nearly 60% of funding for New Starts Transit, which helps cities like Detroit and Flint build major transit projects.
- Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan would “ask states for big bucks” and push project costs onto local governments.
- A proposed Trump budget threatened to strand rural Michigan flights through draconian spending cuts.