“The View” co-host Joy Behar triggered shocked gasps from The View audience after she suggested East Palestine residents were to blame for the toxic train crash because they voted for Donald Trump.
“I don’t know why they would ever vote for him, somebody who, by the way, he placed someone with deep ties to the chemical industry in charge of the EPA’s chemical safety office,” Behar said.
“That’s who you voted for in that district — Donald Trump, who reduces all safety.”
Behar added that residents of East Palestine need to look past the photo ops,” referring to Trump’s visit, and see “who is doing the job here.”
Meanwhile, co-hosts Sara Haines and Alyssa Farah Griffin argued that Trump “showing up” is a big deal for the East Palestine community
Then Sunny Hostin concluded that it was Trump’s fault. Wow!
“It’s his fault, and then he shows up,” Joy Behar added.
Hostin praised Pete Buttigieg earlier in the segment for doing the “work” and not just visiting East Palestine for a photo op, even though he was 20 days late.
“This is serious stuff. And this did happen under the Trump administration,” she said.
“Republicans talking about small government and less regulations. Well, this is what happens when you allow companies to regulate themselves,” Hostin said.
“When you allow companies to not be good corporate citizens and grade themselves, they give themselves an ‘A’ every single time. Just like I would. Grade myself, I’d get an ‘A,'” Hostin declared.
“And these people are going to suffer because of those things that happened. I’m not saying only Trump did it. I know the Obama administration could have been better about climate change and chemicals, I think the Clinton administration could have been better, but I thought we saw a real shift when it came to deregulation and the Trump administration.”
Trump flew out to visit the town on Wednesday and gave a three-word message for Biden, who was busy in Ukraine giving the country even more money.
“Get over here,” Trump said.