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Trump takes a shot at NYC’s LaGuardia Airport

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a shot at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and other U.S. airports during a campaign event in New Hampshire on Wednesday evening. 

{mosads}”You go over to Qatar, you over to Saudia Arabia, you go over to some of these countries — China — and you see airports like you’ve never, ever seen before,” he said during during an event in Keene, N.H. 

“Then you come back and you land at LaGuardia … or Newark or LAX and you walk into a filthy terminal that are falling apart and you have broken terrazzo floors and that’s all you have.” 

LaGuardia Airport, which is scheduled to be redeveloped by New York officials, has been a frequent target of politicians. Vice President Joe Biden referred to LaGuardia as a “third world airport” in 2014, which drew the ire of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D). 

Trump’s comments Wednesday were part of a broader call for more infrastructure investment, which comes at a time when Congress is facing an Oct. 29 deadline for renewing the federal government’s authority to reimburse states for transportation projects

“I want to rebuild this country,” the GOP presidential frontrunner said. 

“We have bridges that are falling down,” Trump continued. “We have sixty percent of our bridges are in danger. We have roadways that are coming part. We have airports that are third world. … We have to rebuild our own country.” 

 

Tags Bill de Blasio Donald Trump Joe Biden LaGuardia Airport LAX Los Angeles International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport

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