President Donald Trump is calling for a trillion-dollar infrastructure spending package during his first trip abroad as president to a summit of the Group of Seven (G7) nations on Monday.
Trump said he wants the money for roads, bridges, airports, railroads and other infrastructure projects, as well as the construction of a new “super wall” to keep out undocumented migrants.
“This will not be financed by borrowing,” Trump said at the summit, the White House said in a statement.
“Instead, we must be willing to borrow, but in a balanced manner.
We need to get the country back on track.”
The summit is part of the G7 agenda that includes an effort to reduce the U.K.’s reliance on imported oil.
Trump’s announcement comes just days after the U-S.
Treasury Department unveiled its proposed budget for fiscal year 2019, which begins Oct. 1.
Trump and other G7 leaders are trying to avoid a major economic crisis, but they’re facing resistance from countries and businesses wary of a more interventionist role for the U: the European Union.
Trump has called for an easing of sanctions on Russia and Ukraine, but the G-7 leaders say they want to continue to pursue more economic and diplomatic isolation.
Trump also said he’d look at using military force to push back against North Korea.
The U.N. Security Council has been debating tougher sanctions against Pyongyang since Trump’s inauguration.