Trump eyes Dems while touting infrastructure plan

Trump eyes Dems while touting infrastructure plan

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared' Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report MORE on Tuesday touted his newly unveiled proposal to overhaul the nation's infrastructure, calling on Democrats who have been critical of the plan to make a deal.

"Our infrastructure plan has been put forward and has received great reviews by everyone except, of course, the Democrats," Trump wrote on Twitter. "After many years we have taken care of our Military, now we have to fix our roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and more. Bipartisan, make deal Dems?"

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The White House on Monday rolled out Trump's long-promised plan to revamp the country's aging roads and bridges. That plan calls for the federal government to pump $200 billion into such an effort, with the hope of creating $1.5 trillion in total spending.

About half of that money would go toward matching state and local spending on infrastructure projects. 

The plan would also aim to streamline the permitting process for projects and invest in rural infrastructure and workforce training.

Many Democrats came out against the plan, however, saying it failed to offer the federal funding needed for a meaningful and effective overhaul of the country's infrastructure.

Trump is expected to lobby lawmakers on the plan when he hosts key members of Congress at the White House on Wednesday.