Donald Trump plans to visit East Palestine, Ohio next week to speak with community members after the train derailment and “controlled release” of highly-toxic chemicals.
BREAKING: Donald Trump will travel to East Palestine, Ohio next week to speak with members of the community after the train derailment.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) February 17, 2023
A source familiar confirms to Fox News that former President Trump will visit East Palestine, OH on Wednesday to tour the damage of the Norfolk Southern derailment and cleanup efforts.
— Garrett Tenney (@Garrett_FoxNews) February 17, 2023
🚨 #BREAKING: DONALD TRUMP WILL BE VISITING EAST PALESTINE NEXT WEEK
WE ARE WINNING THIS BATTLE!
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) February 17, 2023
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According to Fox News, Trump plans to visit East Palestine next Wednesday.
President Trump plans to visit East Palestine next Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/NCOSZCll1I
— Carrie ❤️ America (@FarmGirlCarrie) February 17, 2023
.@JesseBWatters: President Trump may be going to East Palestine, Ohio, as early as next week pic.twitter.com/D6xCR2Pb5v
— The Dirty Truth (Josh) (@AKA_RealDirty) February 18, 2023
Fox News broke the story:
A source familiar with the former president’s plans told Fox News that Trump plans to travel to East Palestine on Wednesday to meet with members of the community.
The source said Trump, who announced his 2024 presidential campaign in November, has a strong relationship with the people of Ohio.
Trump’s planned visit comes after a train derailment on Feb. 3, when about 50 cars on a Norfolk Southern Railroad train carrying vinyl chloride derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, a small community that is located along the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.
Trump-backed Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) traveled to Ohio to investigate the East Palestine situation.
Vance revealed the toxicity of the area’s waterways in this video demonstration.
Trump Backed Sen. JD Vance Is Revealing the Truth About What’s Going On In Ohio Right Now
Video journalist Nick Sortor posted footage of residents tossing an object into a creek in the East Palestine area.
The clip showed how toxic the water has become following the “controlled release” of vinyl chloride and other chemicals.
New Footage Shows How TOXIC East Palestine Water is After Chemical Burn (WATCH)
Sortor is on the ground in East Palestine, Ohio to report on his findings that the mainstream media refuses to investigate.
Before news broke about Trump’s planned visit to East Palestine, the Biden administration denied disaster assistance to Ohio.
Biden Administration Denies East Palestine Residents Federal Relief Aid Following Release of Toxic Chemicals
FEMA reversed its decision to withhold federal aid from East Palestine, Ohio.
BREAKING: FEMA immediately reverses their decision on not sending federal aid to East Palestine, OH after Donald Trump announces trip to the disaster site.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) February 18, 2023
🚨 #BREAKING: Just MOMENTS after Donald Trump announced his trip to East Palestine, FEMA reversed their decision and will FINALLY send federal aid!
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) February 18, 2023
FEMA immediately reverses their decision on not sending federal aid to East Palestine, OH after Donald Trump announces trip to the disaster site.
These are real people living in a disaster zone caused by big business and covered up by greedy politicians.
QUIT playing… https://t.co/glTqJJ79GF
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) February 18, 2023
Just hours after saying he “[did] not expect” members of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be in East Palestine, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine now confirms the government entity will, in fact, be sending a crew to assist with the aftermath of the train derailment in the village.
In a joint statement released Friday night, DeWine and FEMA Regional Administrator Thomas C. Sivak said the agency would deploy a Regional Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) to Columbiana County starting Saturday, along with a senior response official. The workers will “support ongoing operations, including incident coordination and ongoing assessments of potential long-term recovery needs.”
“The Biden-Harris Administration has mobilized a robust, multi-agency effort to support the people of East Palestine, Ohio,” the White House said in a statement of its own earlier this afternoon. “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.”
DeWine had previously requested federal help, and today the Department of Health and Human Services announced toxicologists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be journeying to East Palestine to assist with public health testing. However, the governor’s request for FEMA assistance was initially denied, with the agency apparently telling his office the current situation “[did] not quality for assistance.”
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