President Trump made a visit to East Palestine on Wednesday to help out the small town following a devastating train derailment that caused chaos. Trump delivered truckloads of bottled water to the citizens of the town and offered his support during this difficult time.
According to Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung, the former President is taking a hands-on approach to helping the citizens of East Palestine and has not forgotten about them. In contrast, President Biden and the federal government have failed to provide adequate support to the town since the disaster occurred.
“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,” Cheung said.
Blue Line Moving, the company responsible for transporting the pallets of water, moved a total of 13 pallets, which translates to over 14,000 bottles of water for the citizens of East Palestine. John Rourke, the CEO of the company, criticized Biden and Buttigieg for not visiting the town to see the devastation firsthand. “Joe Biden/Pete Buttigieg stay away! The real President is here taking care of American Citizens. Make sure those Ukrainian pensions are take care of.”
Tens of thousands of pounds of goods, food, water being delivered to the people of East Palestine, Ohio right now before Trump’s visit.
Trump paid for all of it.
Number of goods delivered from the Biden Administration: 0. pic.twitter.com/QQADqZl9Uy
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 22, 2023
President Trump delivered truckloads of water to the citizens of East Palestine.
Biden hasn’t even mentioned East Palestine once. pic.twitter.com/UPM96CdxHB
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) February 22, 2023
The train derailment occurred on February 3, and it resulted in a significant portion of the town's population being ordered to evacuate due to the chemicals that spilled during the incident. While residents have since been allowed to return to their homes, many are still concerned and want answers.
Despite the severity of the situation, Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg have yet to visit the town. The lack of support from the federal government has left the citizens of East Palestine feeling neglected and frustrated and understandably so. They're so willing to help everyone else except Americans that need it the most.
JUST IN: Donald Trump says he brought thousands of bottles of "Trump water" for the residents of East Palestine, Ohio. pic.twitter.com/SIvuxpCGWP
— Upward News (@UpwardNewsHQ) February 22, 2023