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Four Years Ago, Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Collapsed Before It Even Got Off the Ground

In less than one year, President Biden succeeded where Trump failed, and FL Republicans are scrambling to take credit

On February 12th, 2018, then-President Donald Trump officially unveiled his failed infrastructure plan. After numerous false starts and “Infrastructure Week” messaging mishaps, the Trump Administration finally announced a $200 billion infrastructure proposal to rebuild our country. For close watchers of President Trump, there was little surprise that this proposal never got off the ground, with the former President’s divisive personality proving a major roadblock in negotiations.

President Trump and his failed infrastructure push stands in stark contrast to President Biden, who made good on a key campaign promise by delivering the much-bolder, $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law less than one year into his Presidency. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is already delivering tangible results for Floridians by creating hundreds of thousands of good-paying, middle-class jobs and rebuilding our state’s crumbling infrastructure from the ground up.
Florida’s Republican lawmakers, who unanimously opposed President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law despite supporting President Trump’s failed infrastructure attempt, are now facing a tricky dilemma: How to take credit for the good jobs and new infrastructure projects that they fought so hard to prevent.

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