(SNews) – President Donald Trump visited East Palestine, Ohio where he delivered truckloads of bottled water following a toxic train derailment earlier this month.
The disaster has left the small town reeling, with Democrat President Joe Biden’s administration showing little interest in the crisis.
Government officials at both the state and federal levels have not risen up to the challenge, leaving the people of East Palestine furious.
After being snubbed by the Biden admin, Trump scheduled a visit to the town to show them support.
After Trump’s Wednesday visits, Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg scheduled a trip to see the disaster firsthand, almost three weeks after the train derailed on February 4.
“President Trump is meeting with the citizens of East Palestine, and he will never forget them and what they are going through,” Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung said.
“Contrast that with Biden and the federal government, who have failed them from the beginning.”
John Rourke, the CEO of Blue Line Moving, who shipped the pallets of water to East Palestine, said the company moved 13 pallets of water, over 14,000 bottles, to the small town.
Trump delivers food and water supplies to East Palestine🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/K4RMzZeeqz
— suzy (@Suzy_1776) February 22, 2023
“Joe Biden/Pete Buttigieg stay away,” Rourke told Breitbart News.
“Make sure those Ukrainian pensions are taken care of.”
Buttigieg will finally go to East Palestine tomorrow, the day after Trump went and shamed him.
The truckloads of water have arrived in East Palestine, Ohio. Courtesy of the Trump family. 13 pallets, over 14,000 bottles. pic.twitter.com/SRsVfHpusH
— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@niceblackdude) February 22, 2023
🚨BREAKING: Trump to donate thousands of gallons of cleaning supplies, and thirteen pallets of water on his visit with members of the community in East Palestine, Ohio.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 22, 2023
An administration official told CNN that Buttigieg is going to the small town.
“The Secretary is going now that the EPA has said it is moving out of the emergency response phase and transitioning to the long-term remediation phase.
“His visit also coincides with the NTSB issuing its factual findings of the investigation into the cause of the derailment and will allow the secretary to hear from USDOT investigators who were on the ground within hours of the derailment to support the NTSB’s investigation.
“The Environmental Protection Agency is leading the Federal response to hold Norfolk Southern accountable and make the company clean up its mess.
“That is how it works in response to a chemical spill.
“The Department of Transportation will continue to do its part by helping get to the bottom of what caused the derailment and implementing rail safety measures, and we hope this sudden bipartisan support for rail safety will result in meaningful changes in Congress.”