Hours after a deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington, President Donald Trump on Monday pushed his “soon to be submitted” infrastructure plan as a way to prevent future tragedies. “The train accident that just occurred in DuPont, WA shows more than ever why our soon to be submitted infrastructure plan must be approved quickly. Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways (and more) crumble! Not for long!” Trump tweeted in his first remarks responding to the accident. Trump’s tweet is misleading on a number of fronts. His plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure has been delayed several times over, and there are questions about what’s in it and how it will be funded. And although it’s not clear what caused Monday’s deadly incident, it wasn’t a case of crumbling infrastructure — it happened on recently renovated tracks.
Source: NBC News