Jun 9, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump closes out his infrastructure week

Andrew Harnik / AP

President Trump ended his much-touted "infrastructure week" with an announcement at the Department of Transportation that his administration was creating a new council to help navigate permitting hurdles that can delay critical infrastructure projects.

The key quote: "It took four years to build the Golden Gate bridge and five years to build the Hoover Dam, but today it can take 10 years just to get the approval and permits needed to build a major infrastructure project."

Trump's biggest skills: If there's one thing that Trump might definitely understand, it's building massive infrastructure projects. And if there's a second, it's reality television. Both were on on full display with prop binders apparently filled with environmental reports:

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