Former President Trump announced on Friday he would be visiting East Palestine, Ohio area, after President Biden largely ignored the disaster and refused to send assistance. Trump has since visited the area on Wednesday, and given tens of thousands of dollars in aid to the small Ohio town.
Ironically, just hours after Trump announced and confirmed his planned visit, Biden changed course and decided to send a FEMA assistance team to the area.
Many have opined that Biden only did this because he didn’t want to be upstaged by Trump:
The former President also sounded off on the sudden change of heart, saying “we got them to move” in a new Truth Social post:
Trump said, “Biden and FEMA said they would not be sending federal aid to East Palestine. As soon as I announced that I’m going, he announced a team will go. Hopefully he will also be there. This is good news because we got them to move. The people of East Palestine need help. I’ll see you on Wednesday!”
In a matter of days, FEMA went from saying that Ohio “did not qualify” for assistance to urgently sending a team to the area. This large pivot raises eyebrows, to say the least.
The Biden administration came out with this disingenuous press release after Trump announced his visit:
The Biden-Harris administration has mobilized a robust, multi-agency effort to support the people of East Palestine, Ohio. As President Biden told Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro soon after the derailment, the Federal Government stands ready to provide any additional federal assistance the states may need.
It is good to see the White House doing the right thing, even if it is for solely political purposes. It’s a shame that former President Trump has to announce his visit to the area for Biden to do the right thing.
However, the people of East Palestine will always know who was truly there for them in their time of need.
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