He also didn't directly mention the hottest topic in Washington right now - the anticipated testimony of fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey that Trump demanded "loyalty" from him.
The president planned to play host to governors and mayors at the White House on Thursday to discuss the efficient use of tax money on infrastructure projects.
The Kentucky Chamber is focused on improving infrastructure across the state.
"I know I'm not the main attraction today", he added.
Wednesday's event, paired with Comey's upcoming testimony, is part of the dual screen reality the Trump White House is now operating in.
"Every single thing is obstruction", Trump said.
In fact, the concept of "Infrastructure Week" has become somewhat of a punch line on Capitol Hill.
There are few specifics of Trump's infrastructure plans, but Bloomberg reports that over the next 10 years, Trump plans to dedicate $200 billion to federal funding and $800 billion to state funding.
President Trump is scheduled to travel to OH on Wednesday to address improvements to levees, dams and locks on inland waterways that are essential components of agricultural exports.
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Adam Schiff , the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, invoked Watergate to remind Congress the stakes. Sad!" he wrote. "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great.
Trump said as long as he is president "we will never have outside forces telling us what to do and how to do it".
"It's time to rebuild our country, to bring back our jobs, to restore our dreams, and yes, it's time finally to put America first, and that's what I've been doing if you haven't noticed". That drama will come to a head on Thursday when former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey, who was leading the Russian Federation probe until Trump fired him last month, testifies before a Senate panel. "While it's very early in the administration, I think everyone has noticed", he said. "The Democrats are destroying health care in this country".
Whatever overall plan Trump and the Congress can bolt together to overhaul America's crumbling infrastructure, the results will be anticipated eagerly by Caterpillar Inc.
Matt Bevin and two lieutenant governors from OH, the president laid out details to pay for infrastructure improvements with $200 billion in tax breaks, which Trump said he hopes will leverage $1 trillion worth of construction over time.
"We have to be creative", she said.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, inland waterways support upwards of 270,000 jobs and $30.9 billion in annual economic activity. That's why they lost the House; they lost the Senate; they lost the White House.
One of the president's guests in Cincinnati spoke to America's privilege in having Trump as president for the objective of deregulating private companies and thus seeing growth.
Schumer said that after meeting with Trump, he seemed "willing" to work moving forward, and called on Republicans in both the House and the Senate to "get on board".
However, Trump's first proposal - to privatize air traffic control, has quickly been tossed to one side by Democrats in the House and Senate.