Donald Trump’s visit to East Palestine, Ohio was terrible optics for the Biden administration, not only because it shows where current administration’s priorities for real Americans lie, but also shows what a real president should be doing.
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.
Trump’s words were brutal yet simple and effective, as Biden’s absence already spoke volumes.
“In too many cases, your goodness and perseverance were met with indifference and betrayal,” Trump told East Palestine residents.
The former President was appearing with GOP Sen. J.D. Vance of Ohio, East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway, and other state and local leaders.
Trump said town residents need “answers and results,” not excuses.
Various videos showed Trump receiving an extremely warm welcome from East Palestine resdients
In one clip, an individual could be heard telling Trump, “Thank you for not forgetting about us.”
In other clips, chants of “Trump, Trump, Trump!” could be heard in the background.
Trump highlighted what he would have done if he were president during the disaster.
For starters, he told reporters, “FEMA would have been here a long time ago.”
The Federal Emergency Management Agency was only sent out to the site two weeks after the derailment.
However, the Biden administration argued that FEMA wasn’t the appropriate management agency because no residential structures had been physically damaged.
“FEMA is on the frontlines when there is a hurricane or tornado,” an administration official said. “This situation is different.”
The Biden administration contended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Health and Human Services were more appropriate for the disaster.
Trump also took another jab at Biden during his remarks.
“I sincerely hope that when your representatives and all of the politicians get here, including Biden, to get back from touring Ukraine, that he’s got some money left over,” Trump said during his remarks.
Biden has yet to announce plans to visit East Palestine.
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