Trump: Amtrak Derailment ‘All the More Reason Why We Must Start Immediately Fixing the Infrastructure’ of the US

During a speech in Washington, DC on Monday, President Trump commented on the fatal Amtrak derailment in Washington state by expressing his sympathies and prayers for the victims and arguing the derailment shows work must “immediately” begin to fix infrastructure in the United States.

Trump said, “Let me begin by expressing our deepest sympathies and most heartfelt prayers for the victims of the train derailment in Washington state. We are closely monitoring the situation and coordinating with local authorities. It is all the more reason why we must start immediately fixing the infrastructure of the United States.”

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