Despite news that two of the firms that built the Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed on Thursday have been accused of unsafe practices in the past, unhinged liberals blamed President Trump for the collapse, with some even calling for his impeachment, Twitchy said.
Here’s just a few examples presented by Twitchy:
Brand new unopened Pedestrian Bridge collapses in Miami. The era of Trump is turning America into a corrupt 3rd World country. Florida needs to be run by Democrats, the Republicans just make up their own versions of reality. #TheResistance pic.twitter.com/Cd0V0800cE
— james johnson (@jimmyhawk9) March 15, 2018
That bridge collapse looks bad. It just collapsed for no reason or was Trump and the NRA behind this?
— SadoMisogynist (@MisogynstaJones) March 15, 2018
In the midst of all the joy there has been a terrible incident in Florida where a pedestrian bridge has collapsed and trapped cars underneath.
Perhaps instead of tax cuts for your buddies Trump why don’t you do some REAL work for the country you profess to love so mucn.
— Louise Nicholls (@loubielou32) March 15, 2018
Horrible tragedy in Florida. Bridge collapse. I don't know what regulations were followed or not followed. Way to early to say what happened here.
I can say that Trump has gone out of his way to loosen building regulations. He has openly bragged about it.
— Carol Baker (@Carol_Baker73) March 15, 2018
We took a look at Twitter and found quite a few more tweets:
'Multiple deaths' after newly constructed bridge collapses at Florida school = Trump's America
— Jonathan Smith (@jonfreedomfight) March 15, 2018
I wonder if Trump will blame the Russians for the bridge that collapsed in Florida….
— Dave Kranzler (@InvResDynamics) March 15, 2018
Six to 10 people killed in Florida foot bridge collapse: senator https://t.co/VV5t7hWATa New installed, I'll bet no regulations killed these people. Thanks Trump
— Wallace H Torbert, Jr (@WallaceT1965) March 15, 2018
That “accelerated bridge construction” promoted by Trump administration and Gov Scott turned out fabulous! Taking it nationwide, baby! Destroying America one life at a time. I hope the families sue he f*ck out of Florida and the Federal Government.
— Vive la Resistance (@stanimals) March 15, 2018
Trump gets rid of regulations on building things and a bridge collapsed thanks Trump Impeach him now
— Roger bomkamp (@bomkamp_roger) March 15, 2018
And, Twitchy noted, there was the obligatory death wish against Trump:
What a shame Trump wasn’t standing under the bridge in Miami
— Larry Cousens (@cuzzyla) March 15, 2018
The Miami New Times reported:
Munilla Construction Management, a South Florida firm, beat out three other finalists to win the bid to build FIU’s bridge, which was part of a $14.2 million project funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The firm partnered with Figg Bridge Group, which is headquartered in Tallahassee and has worked on iconic projects such as the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa.
Munilla was accused in Miami-Dade Civil Court March 5 of severely injuring a TSA employee at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport because of shoddy work. According to the lawsuit, Munilla — which has a major contract to expand the airport — built a “makeshift bridge” through an area where airport workers must walk to reach restrooms.
Jose Perez, a TSA worker, was walking on the bridge October 20, 2016, when it “broke under [his] weight” and sent him falling to the ground.
Who was president when that happened? Oh yeah, Barack Hussein Obama. Did he get blamed for this?
“They built this makeshift bridge in the area where all the employees work, and it was poorly done. He fell and hurt himself really badly,” said Tesha Allison, a lawyer representing Perez. “He had multiple broken bones and damage to his spine… They did shoddy work.”
And, the New Times said, a “Figg-assembled span in Virginia fell apart in June 2012 while under construction.”
Again — who was president in 2012? None other than Barack Obama. Did he get blamed for this? Of course not, because it wasn’t his fault. Nor is the Florida collapse Trump’s fault.
The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry found the company had violated several safety rules in the 2012 incident and levied a $28,000 fine.
“It had failed to gain written consent from a manufacturer before modifying a girder used in construction. The company was also cited for not doing daily, weekly, and monthly inspections of the girder; not providing adequate training for using the equipment; and not having certain safety procedures in place for its maintenance and repair,” the New Times said, citing a report at the Virginian-Pilot.
But facts don’t matter to the left — only the narrative. And the hate.
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