Rather than bringing both parties together around a key promise of his 2016 campaign, Trump has pivoted to try and unmake the Affordable Care Act and make the GOP the “healthcare party.” Meanwhile, another bridge has collapsed, this time in Tennessee.
According to WSB-TV, the bridge collapsed on I-75 in Chattanooga, closing the interstate in both directions.
#BREAKING: Bridge collapses on I-75 in Chattanooga; interstate closed in both directions https://t.co/vB7kiljSgu @tomreganWSB
headed to the scene for LIVE updates on Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m. pic.twitter.com/3Xh5FZLM5d
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) April 1, 2019
“I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan,” Trump said on the campaign trail. “With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, ironworks, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.”
He even attacked his former challenger on her plan not being as great as his.
“Her number is a fraction of what we’re talking about. We need much more money to rebuild our infrastructure,” Trump attacked Hillary Clinton’s plan on the Fox Business Network in 2016. “I would say at least double her numbers, and you’re going to really need a lot more than that.”
In May 2018, the White House essentially admitted that his infrastructure promises wouldn’t happen before the 2018 midterm elections.
“I don’t know that there will be one by the end of the year,” said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Now Americans are left wondering if the president will keep his promises at all.
“As President-elect Trump indicated last night, investing in infrastructure is an important priority of his. We can work together to quickly pass a robust infrastructure jobs bill,” announced Nancy Pelosi after Trump’s election.
Yet, today, Trump seems disinterested. Meanwhile, another bridge collapsed.