(SNews) – President Donald Trump has slammed Joe Biden for snubbing the people of East Palestine, Ohio as they battle the aftershock of the toxic trail derailment disaster.
While visiting the small town to offer his support on Wednesday, Trump blasted the Democrat president for choosing instead to visit Ukraine to pledge more taxpayer money for the foreign nation’s war effort.
Trump told Breitbart News that Biden should have been in East Palestine, but “chose to go a different route,” referring to Biden’s recent Ukraine trip.
“Get over here,” President Trump said in a message to Biden.
“I think he should’ve come here,” Trump told Breitbart while visiting residents inside a McDonald’s in East Palestine.
“I think he should’ve been here.
“He should’ve been here, and he chose to go a different route.”
While in the restaurant, Trump ordered food for all residents, police officers, firefighters, and all those involved in the cleanup effort.
Trump also delivered truckloads of thousands of bottles of water.
Meanwhile, President Biden and his Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have yet to even step foot in the small Ohio town.
While visiting a creek contaminated by the toxic spill in East Palestine on Wednesday, Trump was asked what his message to Biden is.
The 45th president said, “get over here.”
Just in: The press just asked Trump what is his message for Joe Biden. Presumably Trump responded by saying, “Get over here”pic.twitter.com/9qkfaH2B1U
— The Calvin Coolidge Project (@TheCalvinCooli1) February 22, 2023
On February 3, a train operated by Norfolk Southern derailed, spilling toxic chemicals and sparking a fire.
Ohio authorities later ignited five train cars to get rid of the toxic chemicals in a controlled environment, which created a dark plume of smoke, captured in photos that circulated on social media and sparked concerns across the world.
Moreover, roughly half of East Palestine’s population was ordered to evacuate, and while they have since been told that it is safe to return home — and even drink the water — many residents remain worried.
But Biden and Buttigieg are nowhere to be found.
When Buttigieg was asked for comment on the disaster by a reporter, he stated that he was “taking some personal time.”