Last Updated on February 23, 2023
President Trump’s plane, Trump Force One, touched down in Ohio at approximately 1:30 pm Wednesday. As Trump’s motorcade made its way into East Palestine, Ohio, it was greeted by cheering residents lining the streets holding American flags, Trump flags, and “Let’s Go Brandon” signs. Trump shook hands with his supporters who were lining the road before attending a meeting with Ohio Senator, JD Vance, and East Palestine Mayor, Trent Conaway. Following the meeting, Trump, Vance and Conaway gave remarks.
In a speech to the people of East Palestine, Ohio, Trump did not hold back his criticism of Biden “I sincerely hope that when your representatives and all of the politicians get here, including Biden, they get back from touring Ukraine, that he’s got some money left over.” Trump also told the people of East Palestine in his speech, “You are not forgotten … We stand with you… Americans have been inspired by your strength and your courage.”
Before his arrival, Trump’s team announced that Donald Trump would donate gallons of cleaning supplies and thirteen pallets of water to the people of East Palestine, Ohio. Trump’s team arrived about an hour before Trump to pass out supplies. Twitter users cheered as videos of Team Trump handing out supplies emerged.
President Trump is flying in a MASSIVE amount of water and cleaning supplies to East Palestine.
Joe Biden hasn’t done anything for the people of Ohio.
Who’s the REAL president here?
— Nick Adams (Alpha Male) (@NickAdamsinUSA) February 22, 2023
Tens of thousands of pounds of goods, food, water being delivered to the people of East Palestine, Ohio right now before Trump’s visit.
Trump paid for all of it.
Number of goods delivered from the Biden Administration: 0. pic.twitter.com/QQADqZl9Uy
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 22, 2023
President Trump delivered truckloads of water to the citizens of East Palestine.
Biden hasn’t even mentioned East Palestine once. pic.twitter.com/UPM96CdxHB
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) February 22, 2023
Donald Trump visited East Palestine, Ohio, before Joe Biden, who spent his week in Ukraine and Poland to mark the one-year anniversary of the Ukraine- Russia War. While in Europe, Biden announced that the United States would give Ukraine another 500 million dollars of aid. East Palestine Mayor Trent Conaway called Biden’s Ukraine visit the “biggest slap in the face.”
Last week, the Biden Administration denied Ohio’s request for a disaster declaration. However, FEMA changed its mind and accepted Ohio’s disaster declaration after Donald Trump announced he would visit East Palestine.
Trump told the people of Ohio, “If they don’t come back and give you the treatment that you need, we will be back.” Following his remarks, Trump visited a local McDonald’s and was greeted by thunderous applause from locals.
Trump just stopped at the local McDonalds in East Palestine to buy lunch for all the Firefighters and First Responders pic.twitter.com/9s4e0MFXZC
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 22, 2023
It is unknown if or when Joe Biden will travel to the town.