Trump visits Lake Okeechobee in key electoral battleground
CANAL POINT, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump has toured the Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee in the key electoral battleground of Florida.
Trump blasted Democrats while touting his administration’s infrastructure efforts during Friday’s appearance as he surveyed efforts to fortify the aging, 143-mile (230.13 kilometer) earthen dam.
Surrounded by Florida officials, Trump claimed the dam project was “dying until we got involved.” He also talked about health care, his new threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border and advertised an appearance later Friday with Small Business administrator Linda McMahon at his Palm Beach estate.
A budget proposal Trump released this month includes $63 million for Everglades restoration projects, about a third of what Florida lawmakers and environmental advocates have requested.
Democrats are urging the White House to add funding.