The president, Donald Trump, returned on Monday to use his Twitter account to promote his new infrastructure plan, which aims to generate investments of 1.5 billion dollars, and hinted that it could end up allocated “stupidly” to the Middle East.
“This will be a great week for infrastructure. After spending stupidly seven trillion dollars in the Middle East, it’s time to start investing in OUR country, “said Trump first thing in the morning.
This message was published a few hours after the government unveiled its long-awaited plan, which seeks to modernise the infrastructure network in the country and significantly cut current regulations, which has become one of the cornerstones of the Administration who is facing a second year of mandates.
The approval of this plan has generated an intense debate these last weeks in Washington, after the president mentioned its importance on January 30th during his speech on the State of the Union, when the Government still did not have the approval of Congress for the federal budget for this year.
Numerous voices of the Democratic opposition have put down the plan, saying “it will force the state to incur a huge expense, which will end up generating a situation of unsustainable sovereign debt, especially after the massive tax cuts approved by the White House at the end of the year”.
To those critical voices seems comes the tweet published today by the president, by suggesting that a “good part of the funds could come from ending of the policy of financial aid to countries in the Middle East.”
Since his presidential campaign back in 2016, Trump made clear his intention to spend less money on foreign policy and to focus his efforts on “America first,” as one of his electoral slogans used to say.
And since he assumed the Presidency, there are several occasions in which he has used social networks to threaten a possible cut in aid to third world countries.