Twice-impeached former president Donald trump visited East Palestine, Ohio, on Wednesday, the site of the train derailment that led to a toxic spill that polluted the air and water of the tiny community.
Trump criticized the lackluster response of the federal government, at the time president Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had yet to visit the devastated village.
The sociopath who is incapable of empathy attempted to portray himself as an empathetic figure. Let’s just say that Trump is no Bill Clinton, we believed the slimy Clinton when he said “I feel your pain”, but Trump would have been more believable, had he said, “I caused your pain.” Trump gutted several rail regulations, most notably rescinding a 2015 rule to require faster brakes on trains carrying hazardous materials.
Trump visited a McDonald’s to buy burgers and fries for local firefighters and he came with pallets of bottled Trump water. The Trump branded bottled water went bankrupt over a decade ago, leading many to ask, was the Trump water any safer to drink than the local polluted water. After all, even bottled water has a shelf life. The water in the Trump water will not expire, but the plastic bottle will leach chemicals into the water over time.
Isn’t that just like Trump, bringing bottles of water that bear his likeness to a devastated community that voted for him in an overwhelming fashion in 2020?
Trump could care less about the effects of the toxic spill on the ravaged community, he just wants to remind the citizens of the swing state of Ohio to vote for him in 2024.