Multiple train derailments of trains carrying toxic materials, the discovery of a pipe bomb on train tracks, fires breaking out in both food processing facilities and chemical plants, and other disasters would suggest that the federal government would be investigating these incidents and assisting citizens and communities impacted by them. President Joseph Biden and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, meanwhile, are not participating. In reality, they are not present.
The event on February 3 in East Palestine, Ohio required the evacuation of almost half of the town’s inhabitants.
The EPA initially stated that there was no cause for concern and that the air and water were “safe,” but reports of human illness, sick and dying animals, and photos flooding social media showing polluted water sources and even water catching fire have FEMA rethinking their “no aid” stance and the government sending scientists to investigate the situation, according to Breitbart.
Buttigieg has not visited the transportation calamity, and Biden has left the nation on an impromptu vacation.
Donald Trump, the former president, said that he will travel to East Palestine and arrived there with supplies and support.
Trump visited East Palestine on Wednesday and brought thousands of bottles of water, thousands of litres of cleaning materials, and thousands of cans of food to the victims.
“President Trump is meeting with the citizens of East Palestine, and he will never forget them and what they are going through. Contrast that with Biden and the federal government, who have failed them from the beginning,” Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung told Breitbart News.
Hundreds of supporters lined the streets waving MAGA flags and shouting “no more Joe” to greet Trump when he landed in the area aboard his refurbished Trump Force One plane.
The former president welcomed audiences incensed at the White House’s inaction.
During a speech at the local fire department, he praised the response from law enforcement and the ‘courage and strength’ of the residents, saying, ‘You are not forgotten’ and told residents of East Palestine they are victims of ‘betrayal’ by President Biden and the federal government, Daily Mail reported.
‘We stand with you,’ Trump told the crowd at the East Palestine Fire Department, ‘we pray for you, and we’ll stay with you in your fight to help answer and [get] accountability that you deserve ‘Biden and FEMA said they would not send federal aid to [the town] under any circumstances,’ Trump said. ‘We opened up the dam, and we got them to move,’ he said referring to his visit the Biden administration has claimed is a photo op.
On the visit, Obama provided locals with supplies, including water, with Ohio Republican Senator J.D. Vance, who has led the pushback against the White House’s lack of response to the crisis in the 4,700-person community.
Trump also met with East Palestine Mayor Trent Conway, who earlier this week referred to Biden’s covert trip to Ukraine as a “slap in the face” to his residents.
If Trump’s visit does not convince Biden to visit Ohio, he will return to attempt to push the issue. The 2024 presidential contender and former president stated, “We’ll find time to return if required.” If they do not return and provide you with the necessary therapy, we will return. Trump continued, “The Biden administration should have assured that every family has the choice to relocate… until this situation is resolved.”
He threatened to return if the neighborhood did not receive assistance from the White House. When a reporter asked what message he had for Vice President Biden, Trump said, “Come over here.” Trump then made a trip at a nearby McDonald’s, where he purchased Big Macs for first responders and members of his staff and distributed autographed MAGA caps to customers.
Trump’s scheduled visit to East Palestine coincides with Norfolk Southern’s statement claiming ‘full responsibility’ for the incident and Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation that he will now visit the site on Thursday. This is an interesting coincidence.
Residents of East Palestine believe that a visit by Biden or Buttigieg at this time would be essentially futile. East Palestine resident William Hugar, 56, said DailyMail.com while eating breakfast at a nearby eatery, when asked if Biden should come, “It’s a bit too late.” “It seems he can arrive, but for what?” he inquired.
John Rourke, the CEO of Blue Line Moving, which brought the water to East Palestine, told Breitbart News that the business moved 13 pallets of water, or over 14,000 bottles, to the little village.
Rourke had the following to say to the absent government officials: “Joe Biden/Pete Buttigieg stay away! The real President is here taking care of American Citizens. Make sure those Ukrainian pensions are take care of,” Rourke told Breitbart News.