March 18, 2018
Trump Lies & Tweets (Gateway Tunnel Project)
The Gateway project is a plan to build two new train tunnels from New Jersey into Manhattan. Supporters say it is needed because the existing, waterlogged tunnels under the Hudson River are 108 years old and nearly unusable.
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at a House of Representative Hearing, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the following (quote):
“The president is concerned about the viability of this project and the fact that New York and New Jersey have no skin in the game. They need to step up and bear their fair share. They are two of the richest states in the country.”
That is not true.
In 2015, New York and New Jersey agreed to a 50/50 split of the project's estimated $13 billion cost . The two States will be asking the federal government for some loans that will be paid back over 35 years.
However, it has been reported that Trump’s real reason for opposing the project is because Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has made it a priority. Schumer opposes much of the Trump agenda.
If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.