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Mayor Trent Conaway of East Palestine, Ohio slammed President Biden’s response to a toxic train in the area.
Biden secretly visited Ukraine, where billions of taxpayer dollars were sent, while snubbing Ohio.
“That was the biggest slap in the face,” the mayor explained. “That tells you right now he doesn’t care about us.”
WATCH: East Palestine, Ohio Mayor Trent Conaway says he was "furious" to find out Pres. Biden was "in the Ukraine giving millions of dollars away to people over there" on President's Day:
"That was the biggest slap in the face. That tells you right now he doesn't care about us." pic.twitter.com/jgc6FlTS16
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 21, 2023
“He can send every agency he wants to, but I found out this morning that he was in Ukraine giving millions of dollars away to people over there and not to us on Presidents’ Day in our country, so I’m furious.”
People have said the Biden administration did not handle the train accident well. The derailment resulted in 5,000 families being evacuated.
East Palestine mayor rips Biden for visiting Ukraine over Ohio train site https://t.co/MgE6foWIib pic.twitter.com/3SY0wQUVZl
— New York Post (@nypost) February 21, 2023
Several federal agencies were sent in to help with the toxic situation.
Conway and local residents have said the resources have been insufficient and criticized the slow response of the federal government.