In response to a train catastrophe earlier this month that left a small town in chaos, former President Donald Trump paid a visit to East Palestine on Wednesday and handed truckloads of bottled water to the area.
“President Trump is meeting with East Palestine residents, and he will never forget them or their plight. In contrast, Biden and the federal govt. have let them down from the start,” according to Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung, who spoke to Breitbart News.
According to Breitbart News, John Rourke, the CEO of Blue Line Moving, which delivered the water pallets to East Palestine, his company hauled 13 pallets of water, or more than 14,000 bottles, for the community.
“Stay away, Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg! The real President is in this area looking after American citizens. Take care of those Ukrainian pensions,” Rourke stated to Breitbart News.
Despite the train accident occurring almost three weeks ago, neither President Joe Biden nor U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has yet to travel to East Palestine.
On February 3, a Norfolk Southern train carrying chemicals derailed, spilling the chemicals and starting a fire that sent thick, billowing smoke into the sky. The cargo included vinyl chloride, a highly volatile colorless vapor.
In order to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals, cleanup workers ultimately ignited five train cars, which produced a threatening plume of smoke that resembled a mushroom cloud. Later, pictures of the controlled explosion spread on social media, raising worries across the country.
About half of the town’s residents were told to leave as a result of the incident. Although it has subsequently been announced that citizens may return to their homes, many remain worried and seek clarification, but Biden and Buttigieg are nowhere to be seen.