World

Trump vows to redirect $7,000,000,000,000 of aid money to the US

Default author image

Trump vows to redirect $7,000,000,000,000 of aid money to the US
Alamy Live News. M34YT6 Washington, United States Of America. 09th Feb, 2018. United States President Donald J. Trump speaks during a meeting with Shane Bouvet and his father Don Bouvet, February 9, 2018 at The White House in Washington, DC. In 2017, Trump gave Bouvet $10,000 to pay for cancer treatments for his father. Credit: Chris Kleponis/CNP Photo via Credit: Newscom/Alamy Live News This is an Alamy Live News image and may not be part of your current Alamy deal . If you are unsure, please contact our sales team to check.

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.’

Original Article

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button