Former President Donald Trump on Monday blasted Joe Biden for spending President’s Day with Ukrainians rather than the victims of a devastating train wreck in Ohio, suggesting it sent a powerful message of neglect to voters in a key election battleground state.
“Those are great people, and they were abandoned,” Trump said in a wide-ranging interview set to air on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show on Real Americas’s Voice on Monday evening.
Biden has yet to visit the residents of East Palestine, Ohio, more than two weeks after a train derailed, caught fire and spewed toxic chemicals into the environment, killing animals and fish and raising worries about contamination of air and drinking water.
The Biden team belatedly dispatched the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) but has rejected making a disaster declaration.
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