As the White House continues to dodge and deflect any and all responsibility for the crisis in East Palestine, Ohio, former President Donald Trump has done precisely what Emperor Biden should have done: Headed straight to the source of the horrific ordeal for purposes of catalyzing a hopeful outcome.
Trump’s physical arrival, which was accompanied by truckloads of water bottles for residents, constitutes one of the starkest personal contrasts between Trump leadership and Biden “leadership.”
After all, EPA administrator Michael Regan hardly put East Palestine residents at ease when he informed them that (likely) contaminated water was safe to drink.
Hilariously, the Biden crony even admitted that people distrust the government, yet proceeded to ask them to drink potentially unsafe water anyway.
“I’m asking they trust the government … I know that’s hard. We know there’s a lack of trust,” Regan brayed.
Well, you don’t say. It’s certainly “hard” to trust a government that campaigned on alleged unity from the basement, only to proceed to do anything but unify the nation afterwards.
After all, it would have been more “unifying” had Biden showed up to Ohio rather than a photo shoot in an alleged war-torn nation, but Biden probably hasn’t bothered as at least 70 percent of East Palestine residents voted for Trump.
And Trump certainly didn’t forget that.
As detailed by the Daily Mail, Trump visited East Palestine well before any senior White House official could deign to do so.
And he made it clear that the White House’s indifference to East Palestine residents’ suffering is beyond the pale.
“This is really America right here; we’re standing in America. Unfortunately, as you know, in too many cases, your goodness and perseverance were met with indifference – and betrayal in some cases,” Trump declared.
Yep. East Palestine probably isn’t “diverse” enough for the White House to care about.
“Biden and FEMA said they would not send federal aid to East Palestine under any circumstance. They are not going to send aid. I thought that was a strange statement because I’ve been working with FEMA for a long time – four years – and they were great with us with the tornadoes or hurricanes and things like this … And it was a strange statement to come out and they were doing nothing for you. They were intending to do absolutely nothing for you,” Trump continued.
Not only do absolutely nothing, but apparently say absolutely nothing as well, considering that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg couldn’t even be bothered to address East Palestine’s plight at all until he was sufficiently placed under the glare national spotlight … multiple days after the tragedy.
Trump also referenced Senator J.D. Vance and Representative Bill Johnson, both of Ohio, over his commentary.
“J.D. and I spoke, and they said they’re not coming; they’re not going to come … and I said that’s very strange. FEMA said, specifically, this doesn’t meet the criteria. And that’s horrible. And somebody has to do something for those people,” Trump added.
Hence, the delivery of thousands upon thousands of water bottles, which is vastly more reassuring than the EPA’s tepid assertion that the drinking water is “safe.”
Clearly irritated by Trump showing up the Biden administration (as usual), a Transportation Department spokesperson chimed in with a rather lame self-defense.
Apparently, Buttigieg is suddenly inspired to go to Ohio … after Trump did.
Kind of like Ms. Kamala Harris couldn’t be bothered with the border until Trump showed up.
“The secretary is going now that the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] has said it is moving out of the emergency response phase and transitioning to the long-term remediation phase … [Buttigieg’s] visit also coincides with the NTSB [National Transportation Safety Board] issuing its factual findings of the investigation into the cause of the derailment and will allow the secretary to hear from U.S. DOT [Department of Transportation] investigators who were on the ground within hours of the derailment to support the NTSB’s investigation,” the spokesperson insisted.
Yeah. And Biden was in Ukraine within hours of arriving to Europe, where he vowed to effectively pay off Ukraine’s welfare while simultaneously sending billions more in (unaccounted for) weaponry to assure complete instability.
With American taxpayer dollars.
After Trump showed up in East Palestine, apparently Biden’s staff woke up enough to post a tepid reply to Twitter.
Just consider how indifferent “Biden” appears on Twitter.
“I reaffirmed my commitment to making sure they have everything they need,” Biden’s official Twitter page stated.
Eh, where was the first affirmation, fearless leader? Seems Biden forgot that particular script.
Furthermore, could he be more disengaged? It’s pretty bad when Biden’s staff can’t even fake real concern over social media.
Then again, it’s blatantly obvious nothing would have happened without Trump’s arrival.
“I said back when I announced that I was coming, they changed their tune. It was an amazing phenomena. The mayor and I were discussing that. It was quite amazing what happened. And they said that, ‘We can’t let this happen!’” Trump proclaimed.
As reported by Newsmax, a “big change of face” occurred following Trump’s arrival.
And, should Biden ultimately not be bothered to do a thing, Trump surely will.
Trump declared that he and his team would also “come back if necessary, if they don’t come back and give you the treatment that you need … we will be back.”
One can only hope that may include a return to the White House in 2024, especially if Trump emerges as the most viable, and patriotic, candidate.
Author: Jane Jones