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Trump Will Make Infrastructure Speech Today In Cincinnati

President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump

President Trump will come to Cincinnati's Rivertowne Marina on the banks of the Ohio River this afternoon for a speech on the nation's inland waterways.

It's the president's first stop on a nationwide campaign to sell the $1 trillion nationwide infrastructure plan he rolled out at the White House Monday.

Trump is expected to talk at the East End marina about partnering with state and local governments to find ways of improving aging dams, locks and levees on waterways like the Ohio River.

It will be Trump's first visit to Cincinnati as president. But he did come to Cincinnati's US Bank Arena in December for the first stop on his national "thank you" tour.

There's been no word on whether the event will be open to the public.

There is no word on whether the president will address the apparent need to replace the over-worked and dilapidated Brent Spence Bridge. During the campaign, Trump vowed at campaign stops in the region that he would replace the bridge.

Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.