This morning, President Joe Biden held a celebratory speech marking the passing of his desperately needed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Typically speaking, Biden is almost always graceful and poised and always keeps his eye on the future instead of dwelling on the past. But today, even President Joe couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get in a well-deserved dig at his predecessor, after Biden successfully completed his infrastructure bill in just 10 months, something Donald Trump never could manage in four entire years.
Taking his rightful place at the podium, complete with the presidential seal he worked so hard to earn, President Joe Biden declared with a hearty laugh, “Finally! Infrastructure week! I’m so happy to say that! Infrastructure week!”
Of course, Biden’s quip hails back to Donald Trump’s 2018 declaration of “Infrastructure Week,” a week chock full of events unveiling Donald’s long-promised plans to create jobs through revamping America’s roads and bridges. As we all know, Trump’s infamous “Infrastructure Week” was ultimately nothing more than a big ole bust, as he was never able to complete a thing.
“I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to suggest that we took a monumental step forward as a nation,” President Biden said in his speech. “We learned that our economy created 5.6 million jobs since we took office on January 20th. Recent unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, two full years earlier than the vast majority of economists projected that would happen. And we’ve just we’re just getting started.”
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Back in 2019, the New York Times reported, “Roughly two years after the White House first came up with the idea of discussing, for all of seven days, the pursuit of a bipartisan agreement to rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges and broadband networks, President Trump more or less torpedoed those plans on Wednesday in a Rose Garden speech. In the process, he gave Democrats a helpful sound bite when he said he would not pursue a legislative agenda while under investigation by House committees.”
“During the first Infrastructure Week, in June 2017, White House aides dutifully plugged along with topical messaging, hoping to distract from more pressing controversies, until Mr. Trump closed out a Rose Garden event by accusing James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, of committing perjury in his congressional testimony about the president’s behavior during an investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia,” the NYT report went on to add.
You can watch a clip of President Biden’s speech here:
President Biden mocks Trump’s never happened ‘Infrastructure Week’. pic.twitter.com/GufB2FCRab
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) November 6, 2021
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