As federal leaders continue to move towards the enactment of a bipartisan infrastructure deal — something that Trump never got done during his entire four years in office — the former president is freaking out. In a new statement, Trump ranted that it’s “Hard to believe our Senate Republicans are dealing with the Radical Left Democrats in making a so-called bipartisan bill on ‘infrastructure,’ with our negotiators headed up by SUPER RINO Mitt Romney.” (RINO, an insult Trump has repeatedly used, stands for “Republican in Name Only.”)
Evidently, Trump would prefer to leave Americans to struggle amid decaying infrastructure around the country. This particular statement from the former president does not explicitly mention what’s actually in the bipartisan infrastructure deal — instead, Trump is focused on optics. Signs of progress — including an announcement that disagreements between parties had been resolved — were already available, but since Trump issued this particular statement, the Senate has formally voted to take up the bipartisan infrastructure deal, marking a comparatively rare instance during this Congress of Republicans opting to back progress instead of utilizing the filibuster. That said — it’s clear that as Biden and the Democrats move forward, Trump is sticking to moping.
After ranting against Romney in his new statement, Trump added as follows, discussing the bipartisan infrastructure deal:
‘This will be a victory for the Biden Administration and Democrats, and will be heavily used in the 2022 election. It is a loser for the USA, a terrible deal, and makes the Republicans look weak, foolish, and dumb. It shouldn’t be done. It sets an easy glidepath for Dems to then get beyond what anyone thought was possible in future legislation. It will be a continued destruction of our Country.’
How can anyone take this guy’s bumbling rants seriously? Does he even know what’s actually in the proposal? He sounds incompetent — like he’s just pulling stuff out of the rhetorical equivalent of thin air. Check out his remarks in full by clicking on the post below:
JUST IN 🚨 Donald Trump issues new statement on infrastructure deal. pic.twitter.com/pi55T7aaW9
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) July 28, 2021
Contrary to whatever exactly it is that Trump was attempting to say, putting the infrastructure proposals in place will help Americans. The bipartisan deal, as it stood on Wednesday, included “$110 billion for roads, bridges and major projects; $66 billion for passenger and freight rail; $39 billion for public transit; $65 billion for broadband; $17 billion for ports and waterways; and $46 billion to help states and cities prepare for droughts, wildfires, flooding and other consequences of climate change,” according to The New York Times. Besides the direct benefits of this money, the plan will also entail the creation of significant numbers of accessible jobs around the country.