Trump riffed on what he said the flowchart showed: “So this was just something — this is sort of incredible … this is to build a highway in the United States. … But you start up here and this is anywhere from a 10- to 20-year process. You have — is it 17 agencies. You have hundreds and hundreds of permits. Many of them are statutory, where you can’t even apply for a second permit until six months go by. So, this is to build a highway. This is a simple highway.”
He then pulled it out again at a separate public appearance Tuesday.
The president has pledged to fix failing parts of American infrastructure with a $1 trillion private and public funding plan. However, he has seemed to make little progress on it, as Republicans focus on replacing the Affordable Care Act and reforming the U.S. tax system.
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