President Donald Trump recently hosted a town hall with various CEO’s in the country. He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence and first daughter Ivanka Trump. During the event, he promised a massive overhaul when it comes to infrastructure projects. It was a $1 trillion promise to speed up the process of getting roads, bridges and tunnels built.
More than anything, Trump has constantly vowed to cut red tape in federal government to get improvements in the country done faster. “So we’re really speeding up the process. We’re going to try and take that process from a minimum of 10 years down to one year,” he explained. Trump had lamented that the process to build infrastructure takes anywhere between 10 to 20 years.
Aside from talking about infrastructure development plans, Trump reiterated his promise to create more jobs in the country. At the same time, the president added that there will be a tax imposed on goods sold through the U.S. border. Trump said that the tax will be approximately 35 percent.
According to White House press secretary Sean Spicer, the town hall was broken into four separate discussions. These include modernizing government services, infrastructure, pro-business climate and workforce development. The goal was for Trump to discuss “what his administration is doing moving forward to make it even easier to create jobs in America and making it even easier to do business in the country.”
Trump reiterates promise to “put America first.”
Later on, Trump went to speak at the 2017 North America Building Trades Unions national legislative conference. According to a report from Fox Business, Trump stressed on the critical role the manufacturing and construction industries play in his goal to “put America first.” Moreover, he promised to remove “job-killing regulations.”
The latest study from the Pew Research Center found that Americans are feeling more optimistic about the economy today. In fact, about six in ten Americans or 58 percent believe the economic situation is either very or somewhat good. The number has significantly increased from only 44 percent in 2016.