Now Is the Time to Rebuild Our Country': Trump Touts Infrastructure Plan

Verma Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Secretary Tom Price U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and Vice President Mike Pence

Trump says he may hold up the agreement "because it's a very strong card and I want to make sure everyone is treated fairly".

After the speech, Trump was expected to fly to his Florida home.

President Donald Trump is threatening to "hold up" the trade agreement his administration finalized this week with South Korea to gain more leverage for talks with North Korea. Trump also touted the infrastructure investments during a visit to Cincinnati in June.

President Donald Trump is in OH touting his new plan to bolster infrastructure projects by injecting $200 billion of federal money.

"And we're going to do it all under budget and ahead of schedule", he said.

Under Trump's blueprint, however, local governments and private companies would pay for about 87 percent of the $1.5 trillion total on new infrastructure spending.

President Donald Trump introduces Enda Kenny the Taoiseach of Ireland to Wilbur Ross U.S. Secretary of Commerce in the West Wing Lobby on Thursday

Thursday marks his first public appearance in almost a week.

President Donald Trump is headed back to OH to promote his plans to rebuild and fix the nation's roads and bridges. Andrew Harnik/Associated PressAs is typical for Trump, the president appeared at several times to veer off his prepared remarks on infrastructure policy to interject with comments perhaps created to appeal to his audience.

"So it's unlikely that there will be one piece of legislation that will contain all of these elements", said one of the administration officials, adding that the White House is "very supportive" of Ryan's plan to do several bills.

As he left the Oval Office on Thursday morning to begin his trip to Ohio, Trump bade farewell to Hope Hicks, one of his longest-serving aides and closest confidantes. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied Trump was in hiding.

A bitter fight is underway to fill the communications director role. "I think better than being President, I was maybe good at building". The president unveiled the proposal in February and cast it as able to garner bipartisan support, but it has bogged down in Congress.

Trump has kept a low profile since Sunday's "60 Minutes" interview with porn actress Stormy Daniels, who says Trump had sex with her months after his third wife gave birth to their son.

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