Trump says he’ll only fund shovel-ready infrastructure jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he only wants to fund infrastructure jobs that are shovel-ready.

At the start of a town-hall style event with CEOs, Trump says: “if you have a job that you can’t start within 90 days, we’re not going to give you money for it … because it doesn’t help us.”

Trump touted the plan he says is in the works, telling the room, “We’re talking about a very major infrastructure bill of a trillion dollars, perhaps even more.”

Trump faulted his predecessor for spending too much economic stimulus money on social programs.

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Both Barack Obama and George W. Bush signed stimulus acts during their presidencies in response to the Great Recession. Roughly a third of Obama’s $800 billion stimulus in 2009 was tax cuts.