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As a candidate, Donald Trump promised he'd bring change to Washington in his first 100 days in office. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Trump on infrastructure: Did he keep his promises?

Marketplace Staff Feb 7, 2018
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised he'd bring change to Washington in his first 100 days in office. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

President Donald Trump has a lot to say about what he’s done for the economy. But what has he actually accomplished in his first year in office?

During the presidential campaign, Trump made a series of promises to voters that he said would restore “honesty and accountability” and bring change to Washington. We’ve taken his economic promises related to infrastructure and looked into whether or not he’s kept them. Do you think he has? Give us your best answer and see if others agree with you.

The Promises

  1. “Leverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over ten years. It is revenue neutral.”
  2. “Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.”
  3. “Lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward.”

Credit: Carrie Barber, Paul Brent, Jana Kasperkevic, Sarah Moughty, Olga Oksman, Brian Ronaghan, Mark Salay, Arjuna Soriano, Donna Tam.

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