Trump Meets With Senior White House Officials About Infrastructure Plan | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Trump Meets With Senior White House Officials About Infrastructure Plan

President Trump's battle with the Democratic leadership over funding for his border wall has been perhaps the most rancorous political fight since the dawn of his administration - eclipsing even the contentious confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. And though the government remains shut down with no accord in sight, the president and a coterie of his senior advisors are already planning to revive their push for Trump's promised infrastructure package - one of the few issues where Democrats and Republicans are expected to find a measure of comity.

According to a Reuters report about the meeting - which the White House confirmed did indeed happen, though it refused to comment on the details - the president is preparing to revive his push for a 13-year infrastructure spending spree, and whether to include details about the broad strokes during Trump's State of the Union address later this month. The plan is expected to focus on revitalizing US airports, highways, railroads and other essential infrastructure.

Roughly 20 senior officials participated in the two-hour-plus meeting, including Vice President Mike Pence, Ivanka Trump and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao were also in attendance.

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