President Trump gave America a pat on the back for building the Panama Canal in 1904 during a meeting with Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela on Monday. "The Panama Canal is doing quite well," Trump confirmed, in case anyone was wondering. "I think we did a good job building it — a very good job."
"The idea of this visit is to work closely together to face the same challenges that we have in the region of Central America and Latin America and in our country," Varela added.
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Trump: “The Panama Canal is doing quite well. I think we did a good job building it…” pic.twitter.com/p4CuIOtlBV
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The Panama Canal is considered to be one of the deadliest engineering projects in human history, with 30,609 people dying during its construction.