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    Trump Abandons Plan for Council on Infrastructure

    Lost in the Charlotsvillle fallout, is it the end of another Trump campaign promise (to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure)?

    President Donald Trump will not move forward with a planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

    The infrastructure council, which was still being formed, would have advised Trump on his plan to spend as much as $1 trillion upgrading roads, bridges and other public works. Its cancellation follows Trumpís announcement Wednesday that he was disbanding two other business advisory panels.

    Corporate chief executive officers this week had started to quit both the American Manufacturing Council and the Strategic and Policy Forum in protest over Trumpís remarks that appeared to confer legitimacy on white supremacists following a violent rally Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    Trump had tapped New York developers Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth, whom he described as friends, to lead the infrastructure panel, which he established by an executive order on July 19. But he had not announced any formal appointments to it. Through a spokeswoman, LeFrak declined to comment. Roth didnít respond to a request for comment.

    The council, which was supposed to have no more than 15 members representing real estate, finance, labor and other sectors, was designed to study and make recommendations to the president regarding the funding, support and delivery of infrastructure projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    It's a balance between appeasing his supporters, appeasing the deep state and reaching his own goals.
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    ...remarks that appeared to confer legitimacy on white supremacists following a violent rally...
    Leave it to Bloomberg to say that remarking that they weren't the only people in town who weren't well-behaved 'confers legitimacy on' them.

    Also leave it to Bloomberg to glass over the fact that so-called 'progressives' are killing progress by doxxing the people who are trying to move forward.
    "Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?"--Will Rogers

    "All I know is what I read in the newspapers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance."--Will Rogers

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