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Trump: Amtrak derailment shows need to plan for the infrastructure

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President Trump said on Monday that the deadly Amtrak derailment shows the need for a new infrastructure plan, and offers his “thoughts and prayers” for the victims of the Washington state tragedy.

“The train accident that just happened in DuPont, WA shows, more than ever, why our infrastructure will be submitted to the plan 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.

The train accident that just happened in DuPont, WA shows, more than ever, why our infrastructure will be submitted to the 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!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2017

Moments later, he added: “My thoughts and prayers are with all those involved in the train accident in DuPont, Washington. Thank you to all our wonderful First responders on the scene. We are monitoring currently here in the White house.”

My thoughts and prayers are with all those involved in the train accident in DuPont, Washington. Thank you to all our wonderful First responders on the scene. We are monitoring currently here in the White house.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2017

Trump’s comments echoed the above address Monday afternoon at the unveiling of his administration’s new national security strategy.

“We are closely following the situation and the coordination with the local authorities are watching,” Trump the railway said crash.

The Washington train, with more than 80 people when it derailed Monday outside of the Tacoma, causing several carriages tumbled off an overpass on an interstate highway, the officials said.

At least six people dead are reported.

“Several fatalities” have been reported after Amtrak train 501 derailed about 7:30 p.m. on the Interstate 5, as it is the new station in Tacoma, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said leave.

The train was traveling in the direction of the South of Seattle, when he derailed.

The police also said several cars were hit by the Amtrak train cars, injuring several drivers on the highway.

While Trump pushed once again for an infrastructure plan on Monday, he has not presented itself yet. Congress is now dealing with a large tax reform to keep the package and discussions on how the state-sponsored, according to a Dec. 22 period of time. Trump may look to push the infrastructure plan will be considered after the expiry of the tax package.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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