Joe Biden secretly traveled to Ukraine to pledge his support to help them.
But no help is coming from the Biden administration for the town ravaged by toxic fumes.
East Palestine’s mayor blasted Joe Biden’s trip to Ukraine while ignoring an American crisis.
East Palestine, Ohio Mayor Trent Conaway said that President Joe Biden’s Ukraine trip on Monday is “the biggest slap in the face” especially since the president is “giving millions of dollars away to people over there, and not to us” on Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Jesse Watters Primetime.”
Conaway stated that during their meeting, Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw “seemed sincere. He seemed like he cared. And right now that’s the only thing — is it comforting? No. But we have to trust him right now. As soon as he does anything that we feel that we can’t trust, then I’ll have to go back to media or government officials that are higher than me to make him do what he said he’s going to do.”
Later, East Palestine resident Lenny Glavin asked, on behalf of host Jesse Watters, “[W]ith the President being in Ukraine today, did that surprise you?”
Conaway answered, “Absolutely. That was the biggest slap in the face. That tells you right now he doesn’t care about us. So, he can send every agency he wants to, but I found that out this morning in one of the briefings that he was in…Ukraine giving millions of dollars away to people over there, and not to us, and I’m furious.”
Members of the Biden administration have been giving excuses not to come near the scene of the fiery train derailment and subsequent release of toxic chemicals.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg claimed that he plans to visit East Palestine, Ohio “when the time is right,” according to reports.
“I am very interested in getting to know the residents of East Palestine, hearing from them about how they’ve been impacted and communicating with them about the steps that we’re taking,” he said, according to CNN.
While he said he plans to visit at some point, he did not say when that will occur.
“But yes, when the time is right, I do plan to visit East Palestine. I don’t have a date for you right now,” he added.
The Biden administration has helped fund Ukraine with nearly $200 billion in aid but a Biden administration official said the crisis did not qualify for a federal disaster declaration, Fox News reported on Friday.
“FEMA is on the frontlines when there is a hurricane or tornado,” the official said. “This situation is different.”
It’s taken two weeks for the Biden administration to even send federal emergency officials to the site of Ohio’s toxic derailment.
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