People Are Horrified by Trump’s Tweets Directly Following the Washington State Train Accident

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In the wake of tragedy, it is the President’s job to respond to the nation. After a terrible train derailment in Washington State this morning, some people were unhappy with the way President Trump chose to handle his responsibilities. Many people thought what he tweeted was not only insensitive, but also just plain incorrect. 

The train was travelling from Seattle to Portland. It was going over 70 miles per hour when it derailed on a highway overpass near DuPont, Washington.

77 passengers and 5 crew members were aboard the train when its 13 cars derailed over a highway bridge.

The train derailed shortly after it began its inaugural trip on a new route that took the train inland. The cause of the crash is still unknown.

6 people have been reported dead. At least 75 people from both the train cars and highway traffic have been taken to the hospital.

And people were definitely not happy with his response to the accident.  Can you guess why?

Twitter users pointed out that he failed to mention anything about the people injured or killed in the derailment.

Super not happy.

In May Trump proposed a budget that would slash funding for transportation including long-distance Amtrak routes by 13%.

While the cause of the derailment is unknown, it’s likely not due to crumbling infrastructure since the route was only recently completed.

Alex Rozier had been on the train reporting the opening of the new route but got off right before it derailed. He tweeted this photo of the brand new tracks.

This time the tweet expressed condolences, thanked first responders, and sent thoughts an prayers to everyone involved in the accident.


People first, then politics was an overwhelming theme in response.

Regardless of what Trump is or isn’t tweeting, people in Washington are stepping up to help the victims by donating blood. This tweet shows the outpouring of support by the people of Washington.