Amtrak Derailment, December 18, 2017

It is NOT NORMAL for the president to use the derailment of a passenger train with many injuries and multiple fatalities as an occasion to argue in favor of his infrastructure agenda. The train was on a newly built route and thus the accident was not caused by “crumbling” infrastructure. In fact, the president’s budget actually calls for Amtrak funding to be cut.

Sources: the Presidential Twitter feed, NBC News.

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