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“There’s no better place to begin the campaign of infrastructure than right here in Ohio,” President Donald J. Trump told workers near Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday. The President explained that his entire professional life has been about building things. “I love it. I love the smell of a construction site. Right? There’s just something about it.”
On Thursday, to a crowd of “cheering union members,” President Trump made the case for why the U.S. economy is in the best shape in its history. The President cited job creation, falling unemployment claims, and recent progress on trade deals as evidence for America’s economic turnaround.
U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2017 showed the “biggest gain in consumer spending in three years,” Reuters reports. “Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.9 percent annual rate in the final three months of 2017.”
“The United States, Mexico and Colombia will target drug smugglers off South America's Pacific coast in an operation that is scheduled to begin Sunday,” The Associated Press reports from U.S. Coast Guard officials. While the U.S. and Mexico continue to address the issues of immigration and trade, “the two countries are joining forces on the high seas like never before to go after drug smugglers.”
This week, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt visited Wyoming on the invitation of Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Mike Enzi (R-WY). Administrator Pruitt “said it was time for the agency to reverse what he described as a political attack on the fossil fuel industry,” Heather Richards reports.
First Lady Melania Trump visited St. Mary’s Medical Center in Florida this week, delivering Easter baskets ahead of this Sunday’s holiday. “So great to spend time with some of their brave patients and hard working doctors and nurses,” the First Lady wrote after her visit.