President Trump promoted his infrastructure plan on Tuesday, which has been blasted by even some conservative critics as "a joke." Released Monday, the White House proposes leveraging $200 billion in federal spending into $1.5 trillion worth of projects, mostly by asking state and local governments to match the funds by as much as a 4-to-1 ratio. The proposal would also see the government selling off or privatizing assets like Dulles and Reagan National airports, freeways, aqueducts, and electrical facilities. "Our infrastructure plan has been put forward and has received great reviews by everyone except, of course, the Democrats," Trump said. Politico notes that the plan "is not going anywhere eight months before Election Day — and that's according to Republicans, not Democrats."
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