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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on MORE on Wednesday promised to send an infrastructure plan to Congress within the first 100 days of her term.
Clinton made the announcement as she touted her $275 billion infrastructure plan in a campaign statement shortly before she spoke at a United Food and Commercial Workers Union branch.
She called her plan as the largest infrastructure investment since President Eisenhower, and said presumptive GOP nominee Trump only cares about his border wall proposal.
“Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE wants to build a wall, a great big wall as he says, a huge wall,” Clinton said at a Wednesday rally.
“The best estimates I’ve seen is this wall would cost, oh, at least $25 billion. That’s enough to build 16 Golden Gate bridges, or 1500 new elementary schools. It is enough to send more than 300,000 veterans to college, or install enough renewable energy to power 5 million homes. We still could help a lot of hard-working Americans if we took that money and invested it here.”
Clinton tied her infrastructure investment to her other pledge for her first 100 days in office — immigration reform.
“If we do comprehensive reform and infrastructure investment, we are going to have more than enough jobs for everybody,” she said.
“That is what we want in America because I want everyone to have jobs with purpose and dignity.”
Clinton also took repeated swipes at Trump, accusing him of negativity and divisiveness.
“I am tired of people running for president who do nothing but criticize America,” she said.
“I don’t know whether it makes him feel good to insult people, I don’t understand the motivation. He’s insulted immigrants, he makes a habit of insulting women. Last night, he insulted the Republican governor of New Mexico.”