During his Wednesday visit to East Palestine, Ohio to lend support to the affected victims of the chemical train derailment disaster, Trump made the rounds in the rural community, handing out his trademark “Make America Great Again” hats as he ventured into a local McDonald’s.
Photos that have since gone viral on social media reveal a business-casual Trump surrounded by locals in a McDonald’s, shortly before the 45th President seemed to clean the restaurant out of its Big Mac supply.
While at the staple American fast food restaurant, the former president remarked on the state of the nation and took a swipe at Biden administration Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has yet to visit the small town.
“They’re systematically destroying our country and it’s a shame, ‘Boot-edge-edge’ should’ve been here,” the 45th President said.
After fraternizing with East Palestine residents, the former president was seen leaving McDonalds with what appeared to be “cases” of Big Mac sandwiches, ostensibly purchased for citizens.
President Trump arrived in East Palestine earlier today to deliver truck loads of clean water and supplies to locals affected by a horrific February 3 train derailment that resulted in toxic chemicals being unleashed throughout the surrounding area.
13 pallets of clean and untainted water, amounting to roughly 14,000 bottles were delivered to residents ahead of his arrival.
“To the people of East Palestine and to the nearby communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania, we have told you loud and clear –You are not forgotten,” said Trump during remarks made alongside East Palestine Mayor Trent Conway and Sen.JD Vance (R-OH).
“We stand with you, we pray for you, and we will stay with you in your fight to help answer the accountability that you deserve, we’ll have that accountability. It will all be out there very clearly,” the 45th President said.
“If they don’t come back and give you the treatment that you need, we will be back,” President Trump said.
Upon arriving, East Palestine residents welcomed the 45th President with open arms and support, as many have felt disaffected by the Biden administration’s response to the devastating chemical event that struck their town weeks ago.
President Trump’s gesture comes after Joe Biden earlier this week made a surprise visit to Europe to promise Ukraine that the U.S. would continue funding their war with Russia.
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This news and commentary by Andrew White originally appeared on Valiant News.