It's going to be "Infrastructure Week," again, apparently.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted that he wants to begin "Phase 4" (there was never an actual Phase 1, 2, or 3) of "our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill" – proving he has never accomplished this goal that he keeps trotting out, often as a distraction.
"With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time to do our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill," Trump tweeted. "It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country! Phase 4."
The Washington Post's JM Rieger notes this would be at least the eighth time Trump has tried this.
Trump calls for new infrastructure legislation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reminder that over the past three ye… https://t.co/M5tG3FrnZk— JM Rieger (@JM Rieger) 1585666749.0
Economist David Rothschild says if Trump had actually done a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill when he first took office it would have been "popular" and "productive."
All kidding aside, if President Trump actually did $1 trillion infrastructure investment 3 years ago: roads, trains… https://t.co/bNkGVvncRn— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild) 1585667374.0
Many on social media noted that construction workers, like many if not most Americans, are currently under stay-at-home directions, what the nation really needs right now is PPE, ventilators, and rent and mortgage checks, and food. Some called for a focus on creating a now very-proven necessary universal healthcare system. And some called for invoking the 25th Amendment.
@Amy_Siskind @realDonaldTrump The green new deal is an infrastructure bill— Nick Chubb Stan (@Nick Chubb Stan) 1585666557.0
@realDonaldTrump With the Coronavirus death toll peak still weeks away and many Americans with ZERO access to healt… https://t.co/sG05B2opX5— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) 1585666774.0
@realDonaldTrump Mister Potato Head, #COVIDー19 has contractors shuttered. You can't bring people back to work until… https://t.co/VsyAzaxBqR— Tom Shafer (@Tom Shafer) 1585667009.0
A pandemic may kill 200k Americans due to his incompetence and this asshole wants the next #COVID19 bill to be abou… https://t.co/8oNSxgXVBq— Spartan Jay Jay (@Spartan Jay Jay) 1585667843.0
Ah, so it's infrastructure week again. The writers are getting lazy. https://t.co/UP0kzHtcvA— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1585667141.0
@realDonaldTrump G-d help us. We need the 25th Amendment. You are nuts!— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1585666336.0
@realDonaldTrump Infrastructure now = Ventilators— Henrynathanmia (@Henrynathanmia) 1585666314.0
@realDonaldTrump If a pandemic is not the wakeup call to have universal healthcare, then nothing will be. Doctors h… https://t.co/DATWRn9xDm— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD) 1585666618.0
People are dying due to #TrumpsCoronaMassacre and the President starts planning his long awaited Infrastructure Wee… https://t.co/Z18JxESoMp— Paul van der Meer (@Paul van der Meer) 1585666546.0
@realDonaldTrump How are we gonna pay for that, Donald? Last I checked you wanted to cut healthcare and food stamps… https://t.co/EGiX0jxKst— Chris B (@Chris B) 1585666258.0
It's always Infrastructure Week in Coronamerica https://t.co/Qj8uN6Ceyi— Xeni Jardin (@Xeni Jardin) 1585667061.0
Do cemetery plots fall with the scope of Infrastructure Week? People are dying and Trump is talking about interest rates.— Ted Corcoran (RedTRaccoon) (@Ted Corcoran (RedTRaccoon)) 1585667889.0
Infrastructure Week Apocalypse Edition. How about we just focus on not managing to kill 200,000 Americans and calli… https://t.co/N6l2SN6Wqv— Shelly (@Shelly) 1585668310.0
Nobody does better job of proving @realDonaldTrump's a dangerously unfit malignant narcissist than the man himself,… https://t.co/9YO5kKtxAl— Terri Fraracci (@Terri Fraracci) 1585667462.0