Trump Says Obamacare In "Death Spiral"


Speaking before an enthusiastic, invite-only crowd at a Cincinnati marina, the president vowed that his plan would have "jobs and wealth flood into the heartland" of America.

Trump said his plan would involve $200 million in federal funds, which would be used to leverage private dollars and pass along responsibility for funding infrastructure projects to state and local governments.

'They happen to be Republicans because we're having no help - it's only obstruction from the Democrats.

In a tweet early Wednesday, Trump also announced Christopher Wray as his pick to succeed Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

In his weekly address, President Trump said the repeal of Obamacare is a "big win for the American people".

Mike Toohey, president of the Waterways Council Inc, an inland waterways infrastructure advocacy group, said he was pleased to see the president addressing what he called the "silent r" of the transportation system - rivers.

On Monday, he took to the social media platform and criticized his hand-picked Justice Department leaders, tweeting that they erred in asking the Supreme Court to review a "watered down" version of his order banning some Muslims from entering the United States. "And yet, if we want to fix a road, or we want to fix a school, or we want to make sure that a bridge doesn't collapse in our country - forget even about building new ones - we don't ever seem to have the money".

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Obamacare healthcare system is in a "death spiral" and must be reformed soon, a day after insurer Anthem Inc announced it would withdraw from the OH healthcare insurance exchange next year. 'That means another 20 counties in the state of OH will have no health care plan'.

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"The president will present his sustainable solution to this problem in OH on Wednesday", she said. "Presidential leadership we've been lacking, and now we've got it".

However, when asked what she thought about the prospect of state and local governments in OH ponying up cash to help pay for infrastructure improvements, Taylor hesitated.

"Obamacare is in a total death spiral and the problems will only get worse if Congress fails to act", Trump said.

After Trump's speech, Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, a Republican candidate for governor, said she agreed with the goals of the president's infrastructure plan, but said she is "interested in hearing the details".

He then called on Democrats to support him, saying, "That's why I am calling on all the Democrats, who honestly have really been obstructionists".

'So now it's the Senate's turn to act, and again, I hope that they're going to act in a very positive manner.

As the White House tries to push past a series of distractions and concentrate on Trump's legislative agenda, the president was scheduled to travel to the Rivertowne Marina in Cincinnati on Wednesday.

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Howland, D-13th, joined the three other Ohio Democrats in the U.S. House in writing a letter Wednesday to Trump urging his administration to act on broad policies that invest in America's infrastructure.