President Donald Trump will not move forward with a planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.
The council, which was still being formed, would have advised Trump on his plan to spend as much as $1 trillion upgrading roads, bridges and other public works.
Trump had tapped New York developers Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth, whom he described as friends, to lead the panel, which he established by an executive order on July 19. But he had not made any formal appointments to it. Neither LeFrak nor Roth immediately responded to requests for comment.
This comes, of course, on the heels of yesterday’s disbanding of two councils -one decided on its own to self-disband, and the other was hemorrhaging CEOs. But the scrapping of an infrastructure council during what the administration was hyping as “infrastructure week” is kind of delicious.
Less than seven months in, and Trump is already radioactive. It’s starting to look like this could be the beginning of the end.