During a speech in East Palestine, Trump searched the office of Mayor Trent R. Conaway and finally shook the mayor’s hand, saying, “Trent, where is Trent…he’s very easy to find.” asked for
Trump said Conaway had “worked tirelessly for this community from the beginning” after the Feb. 3 derailment brought the mayor of the town of 5,000 to national political attention. praised the
Conaway later backed off those remarks when asked at a briefing if he welcomed Biden’s visit, stating: This has been turned into a political pawn game. If he wants to come see me, he can come visit me.
Trump said East Palestinian Mayor Trent R. Conaway, right, was “very easy to find,” during a statement in town on Wednesday.
The Mayor of Conaway, a town of 5,000, received national attention after a train laden with toxic chemicals derailed on February 3.
Conaway added: We don’t want to be sound bytes or news bytes. We just want to go back to our old life.
Elected Republicans have flocked to the small town in recent weeks, criticizing the Biden administration’s response to the toxic spill, as well as Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Biden’s failure to tour the site.
EPA Director Michael Reagan is the only person in the Biden administration to have visited the Palestinian site, but the Biden administration defended its response, saying the high-level visit would only serve as a distraction from reconstruction and cleanup efforts. Stated.
The Biden administration is also holding Trump accountable for the disaster, arguing that more could have been done as president to tighten railroad and environmental regulations.
The train wreck took perhaps its most political turn on Wednesday with Trump’s visit to the White House, where he is set to run for a third time.
Wearing his trademark red “Make America Great Again” cap, Trump denounced the federal government’s response as “betrayal” and said the community needed “answers and consequences”, not excuses.
The former president greeted a crowd angry at the perceived lack of action from the White House and brought thousands of his own water, cleaning supplies and canned goods.
Trump stands by his branded water palette in East Palestine.He loaded a truck with his own supplies when he visited the site of a toxic train derailment
Afterwards, Trump stopped by his local McDonald’s to order Big Macs for first responders and members of his team, and handed out signed MAGA hats to customers.
Afterwards, he stopped by his local McDonald’s to order Big Macs for first responders and members of his team, handing out autographed MAGA hats to customers.
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Trump appeared with Senator JD Vance, Mayor Conaway, and state and local leaders as they traveled through a motorcade, creating the feel of a state visit by the president.
Hundreds of people lined the streets, waving MAGA flags and chanting “No More Joe” to greet Trump after he landed in the community in a refurbished Trump Force One jet.
In a speech at the local fire station, he praised the response of law enforcement and the “strength and courage” of the residents, and said, “You are not forgotten.”
“Too often your goodwill and perseverance have been met with indifference and betrayal,” Trump said at the event, where more than 30 freight cars, including 11 carrying dangerous goods, went off the tracks. He spoke about 800 meters from the location.
The blazing chaos near the Pennsylvania border appears to have followed mechanical problems with railcar axles.
Trump promised to return if the community doesn’t get help from the White House, and when a reporter asked what his message was for Biden, Trump replied, “Come here.”
His visit coincided with a statement that Norfolk Southern took “full responsibility” for the derailment and confirmed that Pete Buttigieg would visit the site. Thursday.
A 50-car freight train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio on February 3 released toxic chemicals into the air, land and water, prompting communities to evacuate after experiencing headaches and other symptoms .The site is being photographed on February 4th
Hundreds of people lined the streets, waving MAGA flags and chanting “no more Joe” to greet Trump after he landed in the community in a refurbished Trump Force One jet. bottom.
Piles of water bottles with Trump logos on the sides were taken to the East Palestine Fire Department and distributed to residents who were derailed 19 days earlier.
But some residents of eastern Palestine feel that a Biden or Buttigieg visit would do little at this point.
William Huger, 56, an East Palestinian resident, told DailyMail.com, “It’s a little too late,” when Mr. Biden asked if Mr. Biden should visit while eating breakfast at a local diner.
“It seems he can come, but for what?” he asked.
“We stand with you,” Trump told an audience at the East Palestine Fire Department, adding, “We will pray for you, be with you in your fight, help answer [get] The accountability you deserve.
“Biden and FEMA want federal aid [the town] Under any circumstances,” Trump insisted. “We opened the dam and moved them,” he said, referring to his visit, which the Biden administration claimed was a photo shoot.
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