Trump, Meeting with Health Care 'Victims,' Declares Obamacare 'Dead'

President Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States

President Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States

The president plans to travel to OH on Wednesday to address ways of improving levees, dams and locks along inland waterways that are crucial to agricultural exports.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Tuesday the president would give a speech Thursday around the same time as Comey's Senate appearance.

President Trump traveled to the banks of the Ohio River here on Wednesday to rally blue-collar workers behind his emerging infrastructure plan, using the event to bash Democrats as "obstructionists" over his stalled legislative agenda.

The speech came a day before former FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress Thursday and as the White House faces new allegations about possible efforts by the president to influence the investigation into potential ties between his campaign and Russian Federation.

With the media in Washington focused intensely on the advanced release of fired FBI Director James B. Comey's testimony to Congress, Mr. Trump made only a veiled reference to the political furor.

Trump's infrastructure plan promises to partner with the private sector, "getting government out of the way". However, many Democrats are opposed to Trump's plans for financing the overhaul, arguing they would result in taxpayer-funded corporate profits with the costs absorbed by consumers.

Trump spoke about Obamacare's failures at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport with families who have had problems with his predecessor's health care law. Trump understands that without the support of the people, the Senate will not pass health care reform that can resolve numerous problems created by the Affordable Care Act.

Trump is also pushing efforts to fix the nation's crumbling infrastructure while in Cincinnati.

"I'm really excited. It's so exciting", said Kasey Beck, who works at the restaurant.

Republicans control 52 seats in the Senate, meaning they can only afford to lose two votes from their caucus.

"We will not be content to allow our nation to become a museum for former glories", Trump said.

The President also said that he wants to drastically reduce the wait time for approval of infrastructure projects, which were slowed down due to environmental regulations that have raised costs and pushed back completion dates, according to the White House.

Trump has denied any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign.

Trump also lamented the fact that he gets little to no Democratic support on Capitol Hill, failing to mention that Democrats have little incentive to work with an unpopular president.

"We have to be creative", she said.

Trump will connect the need for a boost in infrastructure investment to jobs and on Wednesday will be flanked by barges of West Virginia coal floating in the Ohio River, long a connection between coal in Kentucky and West Virginia and steel mills in western Pennsylvania.

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