White House says Trump keeping close eye on California dam

The White House says US President Donald Trump is “keeping a close eye” on the crisis at California’s dam, as nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated over the past days due to a threat from the tallest dam in the country.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer made the comments on Tuesday, adding that, the administration would “make sure we are doing everything we can to attend to this matter.”

Spicer said the crisis was proof that the United States needed to overhaul its infrastructure, a measure that is considered to be one of Trump’s key domestic goals.

“Dams, bridges, roads and all ports around the country have fallen into disrepair. In order to prevent the next disaster, we’ll pursue the president’s vision for an overhaul of our nation’s crumbling infrastructure,” the spokesman said.

Crews work on a damaged section of the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, on February 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

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