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East Palestine Resident Says Town Isn’t Fooled by Biden’s Visit Announcement: ‘We Know What He’s Doing’

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Residents of East Palestine, Ohio, expressed skepticism and frustration regarding President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to the area following a toxic train derailment.

They suggested that the visit, occurring a year after the incident, is likely motivated by electioneering rather than genuine concern.

The community feels neglected and believes that Biden’s focus on international affairs has overshadowed their needs.

DJ Yokley said, “I don’t know. I don’t know if he’s gonna be any more confused than we are of why he’s showing up a year later.”

Yokley said that Biden “better have a wagon full of answers and a wagon full of good news for us because otherwise why are you coming at this point? Why are showing your face if not just to try to sway votes and try to get back in office?”

“It’s a scenario where we know what he’s doing. The American people see it, and now it’s, ‘Hey, we have to go visit East Palestine because we haven’t done that yet, and check it off the books,’” he continued.

Yokley added, “As American citizens, we understand that there’s nothing that he’s done for us and nothing that this administration has done for us other than say that he’ll be coming.”

“The American people have awakened to realize that our — the leader of our country did not show up to the greatest catastrophe of 2023. And now he’s gonna show up because it is an election year, and obviously, the polls show that President Trump came and supported us when he didn’t have to, and I think we saw right through it from the beginning,” added Yokley.

“We had to move. It was either adapt or die, and the thing that you learn as a competitor in sports and in business is you have to adapt, and we could not wait for Joe Biden to show up in East Palestine and help us, in order to continue our business,” he explained.

“I will support any president that serves our country because otherwise it’s like … rooting against your favorite team’s quarterback just to see the backup,” he declared.

There are also concerns about the lack of federal support and the impact on local businesses.

Despite this, some residents remain open to supporting any president who serves the country, emphasizing the need for adaptation and resilience.

Former President Donald Trump’s swift response to the disaster was also mentioned, contrasting with Biden’s delayed visit.

Trump wrote, “With the World blowing up around us, with the Middle East on FIRE, Biden has finally decided to visit East Palestine, Ohio, a year late, and only to develop some political credibility because EVERYTHING else he has done has been such a DISASTER. I know those great people, I was there when it counted, and his reception won’t be a warm one. Worst President in History!”

Overall, there is a sense of disappointment and a perception that the visit may be more politically motivated than genuinely supportive.

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