resident Donald Trump spent last week making plans to improve our nation’s infrastructure. However, these plans slipped past most of the mainstream media. Rather than report on “Infrastructure Week” the media was largely preoccupied with the Senate testimony of former FBI Director James Comey.
According to The Hill, it was Comey’s testimony — as well as the media’s obsession with Trump’s Twitter habits — that kept them from reporting on the administration’s planned push for an infrastructure improvement spending bill that would reportedly be worth upward of $1 trillion.
Many on the left have blamed Trump himself for their own inability to cover more than one major subject at a time. “They tried really hard, and certainly several people inside care deeply about this,” said Clinton administration veteran Marcia Hale, president of Building America’s Future, on the Trump administration’s infrastructure push.
“But inside the White House, you have to have incredible discipline to stay on message, regardless of what else happens,” Hale added. “Everyone inside has to be on the same page, and that just didn’t happen.”
In the midst of the pre-Comey hearing speculative prognostications, the White House released a statement Wednesday providing an outline of their plans to rebuild America’s infrastructure, and it was all but ignored.
On Friday, the president delivered a speech to the Department of Transportation regarding his infrastructure plans and took a moment out of his planned remarks to demonstrate the absurdity of voluminous environmental regulations that must be met prior to even beginning a project, in this case a simple 18-mile stretch of road.
Trump stepped away from the podium and flipped through the pages of three large binders that he then dropped on the floor with a thud to roars of laughter. The 70-pounds worth of binders were the end result of a $29 million environmental impact study.
While it is frustrating that the media didn’t devote adequate coverage to Trump actually doing what he was sent to Washington to do — upend and fix our incredibly messed up system — their refusal to cover it may actually have been a blessing in disguise.
Consider how the media reacts and attacks virtually everything Trump does, then take note of how — at least for one week — they weren’t attacking his plans because they were too focused on James Comey — which unfortunately for them, didn’t amount to much ammunition against Trump, either.
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Source: Conservative Tribune