Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spent 10 days ignoring one of the biggest toxic disasters our country has ever faced.
In fact, it took Donald Trump showing up with loads of bottled water and other relief supplies for affected residents to get the former presidential candidate to hustle over to East Palestine, Ohio.
But Buttigieg did find time to tell Joy Reid a tale about Donald Trump’s visit to Ohio he almost instantly regretted.
Democrats are constantly exercising their creativity when it comes to blaming former President Donald Trump for anything that goes wrong in America.
And they can count on the corporate-controlled media to take whatever they spin and run with it.
Last month’s train derailment that left the air, ground, and water in East Palestine, Ohio contaminated was no different.
Even though Trump has been out of office for more than two years, the Biden administration and leftist media is still trying to pin blame for the disaster on the former president.
When Biden Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg finally decided to show up in Ohio—a day after Trump’s visit—he simultaneously launched an attention-grabbing spin tour.
MSNBC’s The ReidOut was an obvious place to start considering left-wing host Joy Reid can also be counted on to go after Donald Trump.
Reid started out the interview by claiming it’s “ironic” East Palestine voters heavily supported Trump in 2016 and 2020.
“What do you make of the fact he went there despite the fact the regulations he rolled back were partly responsible for this tragedy?” she quizzed the Transportation Secretary.
“It was definitely an ironic thing to do,” Buttigieg quickly agreed. “You take down regulations, you water down regulations, you weaken the power of the administration to deal with freight railroad companies, and then you show up wanting to be a great friend of the people who have been impacted by a rail disaster.”
Naturally, both Reid and Buttigieg know that is utter nonsense.
On the same day the head of the National Transportation Safety Board appeared on CNN admitting that the braking rule nixed by the Trump administration deregulation efforts didn’t affect the situation at all.
That’s because the original regulation didn’t apply to the type of train that went off the tracks in Ohio.
“Even with ECP brakes, the derailment would have occurred, the fire would have ensued, and the five vinyl chloride tank cars would still have to be vented and burned,” National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair Jennifer Homendy disclosed during her appearance on CNN.
Then Buttigieg turned to whataboutism to try and excuse himself, claiming that Trump “never even sent his Transportation Secretary” to any train derailment that happened under his Presidency.
“Now that it’s campaign season, I guess things are different,” Buttigieg claimed. “We were there to work. We were there to get things done.”
Of course, that’s because a massive train disaster like East Palestine never occurred under Trump’s watch – certainly not anything like the chemical spill and the intentional burning of them that followed.
When he visited the disaster site, Trump slammed the Transportation Secretary for dragging his feet so long.
“He should have been here a long time ago, Boot Edge Edge,” Trump chuckled. “You know, you call him ‘Boot Edge Edge.’ That’s the way.”
While Joe Biden hasn’t even officially announced he’s running for reelection in 2024, Donald Trump already scored an early win embarrassing Joe Biden by showing up sooner than Pete Buttigieg or any other high-level Biden administration official.
Rather than fight back in a meaningful way, Biden’s handlers are only digging themselves a deeper hole by the day.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.