Recall nearly one year ago, the mayor of East Palestine, Ohio, ripped President Biden a new one for traveling halfway across the world to Ukraine, where he pledged half a billion dollars to a foreign government, even as a chemical fallout from a train derailment battered residents in the small Ohio town.
East Palestine, Ohio Mayor Trent Conaway: “I found out today through one of the briefings that [Biden] was in the Ukraine giving millions to people over there and doing nothing for us. I’m furious.”pic.twitter.com/8jn32aI4kc
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) February 21, 2023
Shortly after the train derailment, while animals were dying and people were getting sick from the toxic fumes, millions of Americans asked: Where was Biden?
The people of East Palestine were not pleased with the president for ignoring them:
This is who is waiting for Donald Trump in East Palestine, Ohio.
Perhaps this is why Joe Biden refuses to go. pic.twitter.com/XLIHu3ihoY
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 22, 2023
However, just weeks after the incident, former President Trump arrived in East Palestine, where he told residents: “You’re not forgotten.”
Trump just landed in East Palestine, Ohio
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 22, 2023
Now, almost one year later, Biden’s polling numbers are near an all-time low as Bidenomics fails, the invasion on the southern border worsens, and the administration’s foreign policy is seen as a disaster as it appears Ukraine is not winning the war against Russia and a major conflict looms in the Middle East. The 80-something-year-old president finally remembered about East Palestine.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House plans to send the president to East Palestine for the first time.
The White House said the purpose of the visit would be for the president to “asses the progress that his Administration has helped deliver in coordination with state and local leaders to protect the community and hold Norfolk Southern accountable.”
In the last year, EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited and spoke with local leaders and community members.
Meanwhile, shortly after the incident, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine asked the Biden administration to issue a disaster declaration as 116,000 gallons of the carcinogen vinyl chloride exploded into the air after five tank cars derailed. Still, the president has yet to do so.
Never forget how the Biden administration prioritized funneling money into Ukraine over their own citizens. This is precisely why Biden’s polling data is terrible.