President Trump Rallies Support in Ohio Speech on Infrastructure

The New York Times reports, “President Trump, delivering a forceful ‘America first’ message as he promoted his infrastructure plan, used a rally [in Cincinnati, OH, on June 7] to muster support from his base ahead of a nail-biting day in Congress.” The newspaper notes that Mr. Trump’s proposal is “thus far little more than a blueprint.”

The Cincinnati Enquirer leads its coverage of the event with the observation that Mr. Trump “spoke on the Ohio River out of sight of the Brent Spence Bridge. He didn’t mention the bridge by name, instead focusing on locks, dams and rivers. It continued a ‘will he or won’t he’ relationship Trump has had with the city’s biggest transportation need. Trump promised in his campaign to pay for a new bridge.”