Unlike Joe Biden, Trump made the visit to East Palestine, Ohio, and dropped off essential needs such as water and food to local residents.
When Trump was asked what his message to Biden was, he had three simple words and they were, Get Over Here”.
Watch the epic moment here:
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President Trump On The Ground In East Palestine, Ohio
Reporter: "What's your message to Joe Biden?"
President Trump: "Get over here." pic.twitter.com/PoOrZPt5j8
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 22, 2023
President Trump is the leader the United States needs right now and this video is proof.
President Trump calls out Biden during his visit to East Palestine, Ohio:
“GET OVER HERE.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 22, 2023
The Washington Examiner added more details:
President Donald Trump traveled to the site of the toxic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, on Wednesday in an apparent effort to shore up support in a district where he is strong while also undercutting his chief political rival, President Joe Biden.
The trip is one of his first major out-of-state forays since announcing his 2024 presidential campaign in November 2022.
Trump won Columbiana County, where East Palestine is located, with more than 70% of the vote in the 2020 general election, yet he currently trails Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) in numerous head-to-head Republican primary polls, even though DeSantis has yet to announce his own 2024 candidacy. Trump consistently polls as the top Republican in polls assessing a crowded primary field.
Trump’s campaign confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the former president would donate thousands of bottles of water and cleaning supplies during Wednesday’s trip. The train derailment on Feb. 4 caused dozens of cars carrying the toxic gas vinyl chlorine into the surrounding area, potentially contaminating the local water supply and soil.
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I asked President Trump what his message to Joe Biden was.
His response: “Get over here.” pic.twitter.com/eX9pKargCq
— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) February 22, 2023
Trump is now talking with the locals, tells one supporter that Biden needs to “get over here.”pic.twitter.com/fQgy0CLOTW
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) February 22, 2023
Biden has yet to visit East Palestine but has instead sent Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
CBS News and more details to add:
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is in East Palestine, Ohio, on Thursday, as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is expected to release the initial results of its investigation into the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous substances.
The 38-car train that crashed Feb. 3 has sparked serious health and environmental concerns for the area’s residents, who have expressed frustration over the slowness of the federal government’s response to the crisis.
The initial NTSB investigation results found the train was traveling 47 miles per hour, slower than the 50 miles per hour speed limit. The train was alerted three times by an alarm that was trigged by a hot axle.
Buttigieg arrived at the site of the derailment just before 8 a.m. local time Thursday. He is expected to meet with local residents and receive an update on the NTSB’s investigation.
So apparently Pete Buttigieg can take pictures of young female reporters but it’s “aggressive” and “inappropriate” for reporters to ask them questions on-camera…
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 23, 2023