Donald Trump went way out there again and again in his “infrastructure” speech on Thursday afternoon, to the point where things got overlooked that shouldn’t. Take this one. During his discussion of the Iraq war, sandwiched between his claim that “nobody ever heard of the word trillion until 10 years ago” (not true) and his claim that “if we kept the oil we wouldn’t have ISIS,” Trump had this to say about American infrastructure:
We spent $7 trillion in the Middle East. We build a school, they blow it up, we build it again, they blow it up, we build it again, hasn’t been blown up yet but it will be. But if we want a school in Ohio to fix the windows, you can’t get the money. If you want a school in Pennsylvania, or Iowa, to get federal money, you can’t get the money.
Trump’s budget cut education funding. Trump’s infrastructure plan doesn't include money for repairing or building schools.
Pointing to the lack of school funding in the U.S. isn’t bizarre and outlandish at the level of saying nobody ever heard of the word trillion or apparently not knowing that community colleges and vocational schools are two different things, but coming from Donald Trump, it sure doesn’t reflect reality, either.