>> So we have to fix our infrastructure. It's not like we have a choice.>> President Donald Trump is hitting the road this week to roll out his long promised plan to overhaul the nation's aging airports, roads, and railways. A push aimed that energizing his supporters and, critics say, distracting from political entry in Washington.
During his campaign, Trump promised a trillion dollar program to modernize decrepit infrastructure, a plan that holds bipartisan appeal. And just last month, the President asked Congress for $200 billion for infrastructure spanning over $10 over years. Gary Cohn, Trump's Chief Economic Advisor, telling reporters, the President's push begins Monday at the White House with Trump proposing reforms to privatize the air traffic control system, followed by speeches and meetings planned in Ohio and Kentucky.
The road trip comes as the Trump Administration has been eclipsed by political furor over the ever expanding Russia probe, a lack of legislative wins, reports of White House dysfunction, and as former FBI Director Comey testifies on Capital Hill, on Thursday. Holding four events next week on infrastructure and jobs, likely to give President Trump the opportunity to provide some counter programming to potentially damaging news.