President Biden attacked former President Trump on Monday during a fundraiser in his predecessor’s hometown of New York City.
Biden praised his efforts on infrastructure investment, including signing the bipartisan Infrastructure Act of 2021. He also said that under the previous government, “Infrastructure Week” had become a “joke”.
“He didn’t create much,” Biden said in remarks at a Black Economic Alliance event. “It’s no big deal.”
Biden has frequently quipped that Infrastructure Week is just a punchline from the Trump era. When the $1 trillion infrastructure bill was signed, Biden said, “It’s finally Infrastructure Week!”
Infrastructure Week has been a fixture in the political lexicon for years, starting in 2017 when President Trump held a week of events aimed at drumming up support for his multitrillion-dollar infrastructure plan. The week was also overshadowed by former FBI Director James Comey’s high-profile testimony on Capitol Hill after he was fired by President Trump.
Mr. Trump, on the other hand, is known for his talent for Manhattan real estate and for being behind several famous buildings that prominently bear his name.
Biden is in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, where he is scheduled to address Tuesday.
Trump is the current front-runner in the Republican presidential primary, and a rematch between Biden and Trump is expected in the 2024 election.
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