Biden busy with Eastern Europe amid Ohio catastrophe
US President Joe Biden is too occupied with Eastern Europe to give the time of day to his people in Ohio who were recently hit with a devastating environmental catastrophe.
In an interview with Sputnik, independent American journalist Nick Sortor slammed Joe Biden for his neglect of the victims of the chemical disaster in Ohio and proposed relocating a portion of the money designated for Ukraine's lethal aid to the casualties of the chemical disaster in Ohio.
Sortor has been covering the recent trail derailment in Ohio and the catastrophe that it caused.
"You think about the amount of money he sent to Ukraine. Right? We are talking about over 100 billion dollars. He has the ability to do that… to fix this issue and make sure the kids are safe and breathing clean air," Sortor said.
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While Sortor is all for sponsoring Ukraine militarily, he claimed that even if only 1% of the money sent to Ukraine is given to Ohio, it would significantly help locals.
Sortor anticipated that former US President Donald Trump's scheduled visit to Ohio would incentivize Biden to invest more effort in the well-being of the Ohioans as part of the campaigning competition between the two.
"What he [Trump] can solve is he's putting political pressure on the current government, which I think is very important, you know because that is what the current government needs. That's what the White House needs. They need political pressure to come in," Sortor told Sputnik.
"It was like a warzone. It's something that I have never seen before. The media did not accurately describe this place. When I got there, I did not expect to get out of my car and be intoxicated by a smell that was going to make my eyes water and make me choke...My face is still swollen," Sortor added.
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After the worst ecological disaster hit Ohio, with the train derailment incident that caused a huge fire and the release of the toxic chemical vinyl chloride, Governor Mike DeWine invited evacuated residents to go back to their homes and drink from the polluted water, claiming it is "safe".
Residents of the town of East Palestine, Ohio, were evacuated when the derailment happened due to safety and health reasons. Animals died when the respiratory irritant toxin was largely released into the area.
This catastrophe was still very recent when Biden went on a surprise trip to Kiev to assure Zelensky of steady support.
Locals in the East Palestine area are doubtful of US Environmental Protection Agency claims that it is safe to return home, NewsNation reported.
Since the incident, locals have reported feeling unwell and have noticed animals becoming ill and fish dying in bodies of water.
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