After Tuesday’s Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia which left 6 dead and 140 people injured. Donald Trump took the opportunity to campaign on that tragic event and also establish himself as a soulless creature – something we were already aware of.
Trump later deleted one of his tweets and there’s a good reason for it. As Mother Jones’ Ben Dreyfuss points out, Trump is “one of our country’s more well known pieces of shit.”
But, Trump allowed these tweets to remain active on his account.
Trump, a Republican, is part of the problem. As Susie Madrak points out at Crooks and Liars, “Republicans have been hacking away at Amtrak funding for decades.”
Supporters of Amtrak have been lobbying the House Appropriations Committee, not to reduce funding containing within a broader transportation bill. A draft of the bill would see Amtrak’s funding cut to to $1.13bn from the $1.4bn it typically receives annually.
Our country’s infrastructure is crumbling. We don’t need tasteless political rants on Twitter. We need to sink money into fixing it now.
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