Donald Trump made a fresh dig at the Middle East by implying he would be spending $7 trillion in aid money given to the region on American infrastructure instead.
He tweeted Monday morning: ‘This will be a big week for Infrastructure.
‘After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!’
Trump made the comments ahead of plans to unveil his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan for America Monday afternoon.
He it set to meet with local leaders at the White House today to discuss the ten year plan.
This will be a big week for Infrastructure. After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2018
It will see roads, highways, ports and airports rebuilt, but relies heavily on state and local governments to come up with much of the cash.
Trump has previously inflamed the Middle East after threatening to cut over $700million in annual aid given to Palestine unless they restart peace negotiations with Israel.
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last month, Trump said: ‘That money is on the table.
‘That money’s not going to (Palestine) unless they sit down and negotiate peace.’