United States President Donald Trump
United States President Donald Trump

Trump snubs California for failed Fast train Project

ANI | Updated: Feb 20, 2019 01:29 IST

Washington [US] Feb 20 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched a scathing attack against California, who was among 16 states that sued the President for declaring a national emergency, and said that the state has wasted billions of dollars on a failed Fast Train project.
"As I predicted, 16 states, led mostly by Open Border Democrats and the Radical Left, have filed a lawsuit in, of course, the 9th Circuit! California, the state that has wasted billions of dollars on their out of control Fast Train, with no hope of completion, seems in charge!" he tweeted.

In the series of the tweet, the US president ridiculed the Fast Train project for being "hundreds of times more expensive than the desperately needed Wall.
"The failed Fast Train project in California, where the cost overruns are becoming world record setting, is hundreds of times more expensive than the desperately needed Wall!" he added.

Trump has targeted the project which has dazzeled California for years. It has been repeatedly hit by lawsuits, engineering problems, geological obstacle and bureaucracy.
The 16 states filed in Federal District Court in San Francisco, states that the US President cannot transfer funds for construction of any wall along the border as it is the Congress that controls the expenditures.
Its budget has ballooned from US $33 billion to US $77 billion, with no secure financing plan. The lawsuit, California et al. v. Trump et al., accuses Trump of “an unconstitutional and unlawful scheme”, while adding that the states are trying “to protect their residents, natural resources, and economic interests from President Donald J. Trump’s flagrant disregard of fundamental separation of powers principles ingrained in the United States Constitution.”
The Democrats are planning to introduce legislation to invalidate the emergency declaration under the US National Emergencies Act.
To prevent Trump from vetoing such legislation, a two-thirds vote would be required by both the Democrat-held House of Representatives and the Republican-controlled Senate. (ANI)