President Trump will try to increase support for infrastructure repair through four events, including a trip to Cincinnattti, Ohio. Reuters staffer Roberta Rampton explains the importance of an infrastructure win for the president, especially during the "political furor over Russia's alleged meddling in the U.S. election."
The White House is aiming to refocus attention on promises made by the president on the campaign trail, and this infrastructure push could offer new ideas for the White House and lawmakers, on both sides, to discuss:
"It doesn't matter who you are - whether you're a farmer in the Midwest or a mother driving your kids to and from school, or work, or a college kid flying back and forth to school - you're affected by infrastructure," Gary Cohn, Trump's chief economic adviser, told reporters during a preview of the events.