Does Only 11 Percent of Bill Go Toward 'Real Infrastructure,' as Trump Claims?
Shortly after a bipartisan group of lawmakers gave final passage to President Joe Biden's $1.2 trillion bill to improve and rebuild the nation's aging infrastructure, Donald Trump's office released a statement condemning both the legislation and the 13 GOP lawmakers who helped get it across the finish line.
"Very sad that the RINOs in the House and Senate gave Biden and Democrats a victory on the 'Non-Infrastructure' Bill," the statement, released Sunday, read. "Where only 11% of the money being wasted goes to real infrastructure."
Though the former president did not provide any sources for this evaluation, the statement, along with similar sentiments, was widely shared and cited on social media, including Twitter and Facebook.
While it is unclear how Trump arrived at 11 percent or what criteria he used to define "real infrastructure," the claim appears to revive earlier arguments, made by conservative politicians and public figures back in April, that center on Biden's original $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan.