As he entered the McDonald’s off of Market St. in East Palestine, Ohio, the 45th president inquired, “So is everyone keen on receiving free meals from Trump?”
“We are going to be taking care of the police dept., the fire dept., and everyone else here as well.” Trump was overheard telling the McDonald’s clerk, “They’re going to receive a wonderful, free lunch.”
Following a train catastrophe that released deadly chemicals, President Trump arrived in East Palestine on Wednesday. There, he gave residents in the small Ohio town truckloads of bottles of water.
In reference to President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Kyiv, Ukraine, Trump also informed Breitbart News that Biden should’ve been in East Palestine but “chose to go a different path” while he was inside the McDonald’s.
“I believe he ought to have come here. I believe he ought to be present. He ought to have come here, but he went in a different direction,” Trump added.
The 45th president also addressed Pete Buttigieg’s incorrect assertion that the train accident in East Palestine was caused by a planned rule involving ECP brakes that the Dept. of Transportation (DOT) dropped in 2018.
“It had nothing at all to do with it,” according to Trump. “This is an example of how we’re like a third-world country, the collapse.”
“Our entire nation is disintegrating, and Buttigieg really needs to focus on the airports because I know folks who are boarding delayed flights,” he said. “They spend three days waiting in an airport. What’s occurring is ridiculous,” Trump continued.
Buttigieg “should’ve been here in East Palestine a long time ago,” according to Trump.
When questioned about whether the water in East Palestine is safe to drink, Trump responded, “I’m sure it will be safe soon because FEMA is now coming in. FEMA was not going to come, but now they are.”
Despite having previously informed Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) that the train derailment accident was not eligible for FEMA assistance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) decided to send federal services to East Palestine last week after it was made public that Trump planned to visit the small town.