President Trump: 'Time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure'

During the State of the Union address, the president asked Congress for a bill to invest in new infrastructure.
4:07 | 01/31/18

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Transcript for President Trump: 'Time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure'
America has also finally turn the page or decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and chipped away. Our company's. Howard jobs. And our. Well. Our nation has lost its wealth but we getting it back so fast. The era of economic. Surrender he's totally over. From now on we expect trading relationships. To be share. And very importantly. Reciprocal high. What worked to fix bad trade deals. And negotiate. New ones and they'll be good ones but to be fair. And we will protect. American workers and American intellectual property. Through strong enforcement. Of our trade rules. We rebuild our industries it is also time to rebuild. Parent crumbling infrastructure. I. America is a nation of builders. We built the Empire State Building in just one year. His Mitt the disgrace. That it can now take. Ten years just to get a minor permit approved. For the building of a simple road. I am asking both parties to come together to give us safe fast reliable and modern infrastructure. Ted our economy needs and our people deserve. Tonight I'm calling on congress to produce a bill that generates at least. One point five trillion dollars for the new infrastructure. Investment. That our country so desperately needs. Every federal dollar. She'd be leveraged by partnering. With state and local governments and where appropriate. Tapping into private sector investment. To permanently fix. The infrastructure deficit and we can do it. Must also streamlined. To permitting and approval process. Getting it down to no more than two years. And perhaps even one. Together we can we claim our great building heritage. We will build. Gleaming new roads bridges highways railways and water words all across our land. And we will do it. Would American heart. In American hands. And American grit.

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