Former President Donald Trump on Monday blasted Joe Biden for spending President’s Day with Ukrainians rather than the victims of a devastating train wreck in Ohio, suggesting it sent a powerful message of neglect to voters in a key election battleground state.
“Those are great people, and they were abandoned,” Trump said in a wide-ranging interview set to air on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show on Real America’s Voice on Monday evening.
Biden has yet to visit the residents of East Palestine, Ohio, more than two weeks after a train derailed, caught fire and spewed toxic chemicals into the environment, killing animals and fish and raising worries about contamination of air and drinking water.
The Biden team belatedly dispatched the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) but has rejected making a disaster declaration.
The mayor of East Palestine has ripped President Biden for heading to Ukraine for a surprise visit instead of the scene of Ohio’s toxic train derailment.
Mayor Trent Conaway accused Biden of abandoning his domestic responsibilities after the 80-year-old president popped over to Kyiv on Monday to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“That was the biggest slap in the face,” Conaway told Fox News’ “Jesse Watters Primetime” on Monday night.
“That tells you right now he doesn’t care about us,” the mayor continued.
“He can send every agency he wants to, but I found out this morning that he was in Ukraine giving millions of dollars away to people over there and not to us … on Presidents’ Day in our country, so I’m furious.”
The Biden administration has faced intense backlash over its response to the Feb. 3 train derailment in the small Ohio town, which caused a toxic spill and forced the evacuation of roughly 5,000 panicked residents.
……Conaway and local residents have said the resources on the ground have been insufficient and slammed the slow federal response.
Biden cares more about the borders of the corrupt country that paid his family billions for shady deals, than he does our own borders. We’re being invaded, and he’s letting them in.
So far, Biden has gifted $100 billion to Zelensky and there’s zero accountability.
We have no business supporting a war in Ukraine.