President Donald Trump Talks Infrastructure and More in a Campaign-Style Visit to NE Ohio

Mar 30, 2018

The president 's visit to Richfield was billed as a presentation of his infrastructure revitalization plan. But it was also a kind of campaign stop.

Nick DiGeronimo says the nation needs a good infrastructure program.
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The president’s opening to the audience of construction workers and trade union members was campaign-like.

“Remember, you can’t win unless you win the State of Ohio, right? (applause)…you can’t…(applause)."

And he described how his $1.5 trillion infrastructure initiative would help them -- Ohio and workers nationwide. That seemed to be what many in the audience wanted to hear.

Nick DiGeronimo and his brother are contractors.

“We have not had a good infrastructure plan for many years.”  

Stan Brubaker from Miamisburg, Ohio
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Stan Brubaker is in a job development program.

“I’m a part of this apprenticeship program. And I think it’s great that he’s coming here to our place. “

They and the rest of the invitee-only crowd of supporters cheered early and often as the president talked about successes he believes he’s already had, and those he believes are on the way.