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Investors - AUGUST 18, 2017

Trump ends plans for his Council on Infrastructure

by Andrea Waitrovich

President Donald Trump has ended plans for an Advisory Council on Infrastructure, according to a White House official, ending a panel that was created by an executive order the President signed in July.

Trump’s infrastructure council was still being formed but the President decided to end the process, the official said. No reason was given. The infrastructure council would have advised Trump on his plan to spend as much as $1 trillion upgrading roads, bridges and other public works.

Recently, Trump disbanded two other councils, the Manufacturing Council and the Strategy and Policy Forum. Corporate CEOs started to quit both the American Manufacturing Council and the Strategic and Policy Forum in protest over Trump’s remarks that appeared to confer legitimacy on white supremacists following a violent rally Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va.

The ending of the infrastructure council was first reported by Bloomberg News.

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