Former President Donald Trump took the time to do what Joe Biden and the administration refused to.
Take care of their fellow Americans.
The former president, along with Republican Senator JD Vance met with locals and delivered truckloads of bottled water to the suffering community.
“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 said.
While Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg gets upset with reporters holding him accountable and Biden in Europe throwing our money away, the former president donated supplies.
Make no mistake, the East Palestine derailment is a problem for the Biden administration.
The trip made by the former president really connected with Americans (not just Republicans) and know because all the local networks covered the trip as far away as Philadelphia.
The night of Trump’s visit CNN held a town hall and below is a 25-second clip that sums it up.
CNN finally notes the “THREE WEEKS of angry pleas from residents of East Palestine that the company, the [EPA], and the president of the United States are simply not doing enough.” pic.twitter.com/aQREEgfcsf
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 23, 2023
While on the ground, the former President walked around, bought the fire department some McDonalds, and gave a brief speech.
The former president didn’t make the appearance a campaign stop. It was all about East Palestine, Ohio.
During his remarks, the former President uttered four words that really hit home.
“You are not forgotten,” the former President said.
Trump to the residents of East Palestine: “You are not forgotten. We stand with you. We pray with you.”
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) February 22, 2023
Meanwhile, Biden hasn’t said a peep.