President Trump propagated the early phases of wall construction along the US-Mexico border and pledged to "build this sucker" in a campaign-like speech Thursday in Richfield, Ohio.
The speech, which lasted an hour, was slated to roll its $ 1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, but it also hit a wide range of agenda items, including its primary election pledge: the border wall.
"We started our wall – what a beauty," Trump said, noting that critics suggested he "give up." "Did he give up? No, I'll never give up."
Trump added : "We have this sucker built!"
The presidential elections came after he launched the idea of reprogramming militarily earmarked money to finance the construction of the Wall. Congressional members told Fox News this week that "without a congressional approval, the move would be 'impossible' at any point in the" reprogramming process "as the money would have to be shifted from one agency to another.
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"The wall looks good. It is designed correctly. What i do. I'm building, "said Trump." I've always been very good at setting things up, so I think I'm better than president. I was able to build very well. But I think I'll be better as president … that'll be fine. "
Trump discussed the various prototypes that were tested for the construction of the wall, saying that" something special happened "in the early stages of construction
On Wednesday, the president tweeted photos of the" beginning of our southern boundary wall The Department of Homeland Security said the photos were of an area of boundary wall replacement that would be an approximately 2.25 mile section, replaced by a 30-foot-high bollard-type wall
Trump went on to compare the United States border with Korea – noting that the US spent "billions of dollars" on the borders of other countries.
"Look at Korea at. We have a border in Korea. We have a wall of soldiers who are not paid much for it. They look at this and nobody comes through, "said Trump on Thursday," but our own limit – we do not care. "
He added," We spend billions of dollars in other countries to their limits but we can not sustain the border of our own country. " The President later switched to the trade agreement that was approved earlier this week between the United States and South Korea, noting that he could delay the agreement until a The Trump government re-negotiated the six-year free trade agreement between the US and Korea (KORUS) to tackle the massive trade deficit and US car sales in North Korea The agreement reached would also exempt South Korea from the trump government's new 25% steel tariff, but not from the new 10 Percent inch for aluminum imports.
"I can stand it – you know why because it's a very strong map and I want to make sure everyone gets treated fairly," Trump said. "We are doing very well with North Korea, let's see what happens, surely the rhetoric has calmed down a bit."
Trump referred to the upcoming unscheduled meeting with the dictator of the rogue regime, Kim Jong Un.
"If it's not good, let's go, and if it's good, we'll accept it," Trump said. "It will be very interesting, we will endure the negotiations in South Korea for a while – see how it all happens."
Speaking to the crowd south of Cleveland, the president also encountered other key issues – including the economy, the "3 million" new jobs since Election Day "and vocational schools Trump said he would instruct Congress to approve student financial support for these schools to create classes of successful manual and civilian workers.
Infrastructure Plan The President, who tweeted minutes after completing his speech, would also include $ 50 billion in "commitment" to build in rural communities, which he said were "too often left behind."
"We'll be our roads and Turning bridges from a source of endless frustration into a source of incredible pride, "Trump said, pointing out that 40 Pro The US $ 1.5 trillion plan is designed to 'invest' US workers, 'convert' the permit program through further cuts, and invest in rural communities – All through a partnership between federal, state and local governments and private sector help, officials said.
The President also said Thursday that Co As part of the omnibus spending package, ngress has provided $ 2 billion for the improvement of veteran medical facilities. Trump debated responsibility in the Department of Veterans Affairs just one day after dismissing VA secretary David Shulkin. Ronny Jackson had appointed as a replacement for him. However, the president did not mention Shulkin on Thursday in his remarks.
Trump also talked about the fight against the terrorist network of the Islamic State.
"By the way, we beat the hell out of IS," Trump said. "We will be coming from Syria very soon, let the other people take care of it."