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Fox & Friends interrupts breaking Amtrak news to ask lawyers how to make money off crash

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While rescuers were still searching for survivors after an Amtrak train crashed in Philadelphia, Fox & Friends interrupted their breaking news to ask two lawyers about the financial benefits of suing the government.

The New York-bound trained derailed at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, killing at least six people. By early Wednesday morning, crews were still searching through the wreckage, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (D) said that officials had not yet been able to account for all of the passengers.

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However, Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck took time out of coverage of the emergency to wonder about the “legal implications.”

“Amtrak is owned by the government,” she pointed out. “How does that complicate things in terms of what the passengers’ rights to claims are?”

Defense attorney Whitney Boan suggested that passengers and families of the deceased could seek damages from the government, train parts manufacturers, and Amtrak employees.

“The legal implications will become more clear as we find out more about what happened,” she observed.

“What specific claims could passengers be putting forward here?” Hasselbeck asked. “In particularly, the families of the deceased.”

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Attorney Eric Guster suggested that families should consider suing for wrongful death and possibly for faulty equipment.

“We just don’t know yet,” Guster noted. “That’s why, the NTSB, they’re starting investigating it. And those types of reports will go to show exactly what happened in this crash.”

“There is liability somewhere because trains are not supposed to derail,” he added. “But the question is who. Who is to blame?”

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Hasselbeck concluded by asking if trains should have seatbelts.

Guster said that she didn’t know, but “as a human being” she thought the government should put seatbelts on their trains.

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“I don’t see how seatbelts could be such an extreme expense for Amtrak or for the federal government so we don’t have to worry about these things happening when situations and tragedies like this occur,” she remarked.

“On our website is the 800 number if anybody is still looking for their family members there,” Hasselbeck reminded viewers as the segment concluded.

Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast May 13, 2015.

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Al Sharpton busts Trump’s hypocrisy on Morning Joe: ‘He chased Joe Scarborough like a hungry dog behind a bone’

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The Rev. Al Sharpton called out President Donald Trump for groveling for Joe Scarborough's approval for years, only to turn around and baselessly accuse him of murder.

The president claimed he'd always been haunted by the possibility that the "Morning Joe" had been involved in the 2001 death of former congressional staffer Lori Klausutis, but Sharpton dismissed that as nonsense.

....about whether or not Joe could have done such a horrible thing? Maybe or maybe not, but I find Joe to be a total Nut Job, and I knew him well, far better than most. So many unanswered & obvious questions, but I won’t bring them up now! Law enforcement eventually will?

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‘We have them outnumbered’: Morning Joe explains why Trump’s ‘vile’ tweets don’t work on most people

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough explained why most Americans could not be dragged down to President Donald Trump's level, hurling angry attacks and ignoring scientific advice.

The "Morning Joe" host said the president's refusal to wear a mask and his murder allegations against him would fall flat with most Americans, because they didn't spend all day stoking their own anger on social media.

"Most Americans don't live in the gutters of Twitter," Scarborough said. "Most Americans don't live posting hateful things about people on Facebook. They talk about their loved ones, they talk about their faith in God, they talk about their children, their grandchildren. We have them outnumbered."

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Trump ‘frustrated and angry’ that Americans care more about COVID-19 than his Biden smears: White House reporter

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President Donald Trump sees himself as the real victim of the coronavirus pandemic, and a White House correspondent says that's why he can't show sympathy for the 100,000 dead.

The president just can't bring himself to act as "consoler-in-chief," Associated Press reporter Jonathan Lemire told MSNBC's "Morning Joe," because he's frustrated over COVID-19's damage to his re-election campaign strategy.

"This is a president who has been from the very beginning of this crisis has been frustrated and angry this has happened to him, and ill-prepared," Lemire said. "He was going into this year expecting to run for re-election on the back of a strong economy against what he thought would be a weak Democratic foe, and that all went away."

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