Hey, remember that awful, devastating train disaster that happened in East Palestine, Ohio where toxic chemicals were spilled into the local water supply causing all kinds of problems? That was a year ago now. Take a wild guess who has finally decided to finally pay a visit to the area where the incident happened? President Joe Biden.
A whole year after it happened, the man finally thought it might be a good idea to check things out? Really? Given this is an election year, the choice to visit East Palestine, this long after the incident occurred, is probably going to make his approval rating sink even lower than it already is. Is that something he can afford at this point? Nope.
When the accident first happened, it was only a matter of weeks before former President Donald Trump visited East Palestine, GOP Sen. J.D. Vance tagging along with him.
Check out more details via The Western Journal:
According to Fox, Trump declared, “You are not forgotten. We stand with you. We pray for you. And we will stand with you and your fight to help ensure the accountability that you deserve.”
“The community has shown the tough and resilient heart of America,” Trump added. “And that’s what it is. This is really America right here. We’re standing in America.”
President Trump buying lunch for all the firefighters and first responders in East Palestine, Ohio pic.twitter.com/5D6ba1BmjD
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 22, 2023
Trump was presidential, unlike Biden, who couldn’t be bothered. He sent Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg in his place, only after Trump’s visit highlighted the insulting response by the administration. Biden’s excuse that he didn’t have enough time in his schedule to show up in East Palestine will hardly win him brownie points or votes.
I highly doubt that Biden is going to get a warm welcome from the residents who call East Palestine home. He should probably be prepared to be booed and heckled if he attempts to deliver remarks in the area. Do the people of the town even want the president to visit at this point? I wouldn’t. It’s too little, too late.
With that in mind, there’s more to this than what we are being told. There has to be an ulterior motive for Biden making this trip.
Trump thinks so too, believing Biden is attempting to make up for getting himself in hot water over the incident. The former president expressed his thoughts about the upcoming visit in a post made on Truth Social.
“With the World blowing up around us, with the Middle East on FIRE, Biden has finally decided to visit East Palestine, Ohio, a year late, and only to develop some political credibility because EVERYTHING else he has done has been such a DISASTER,” Trump stated in the post. “I know those great people, I was there when it counted, and his reception won’t be a warm one. Worst President in History!”
The folks over at the Western Journal also exposed Biden’s fib about not having the time to visit East Palestine.
In the two months after the train derailment, the president took a total of three weeks off, according to the Biden Vacation Tracker. In fact, he has spent 40 percent of his time in office on vacation.
This man is truly a disgrace to the country.
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