“What’s your specialty today? … So I know this menu better than you do, OK? I probably know it better than anybody in here,” Trump said as he reached the counter of a McDonald’s restaurant, according to a video clip posted to Twitter. [firefly_poll] “We’re gonna take care of the fire department. We’re gonna take care of the police department,” Trump said. “We’ll take care of everything,” he said, adding that everyone with him at the McDonald’s would also get a free meal.
“What’s your speciality today? … I know this menu better than you do.”— Donald Trump in East Palestine Ohio McDonalds … buys lunch for fire department and police department pic.twitter.com/b3FUSvMQCY — Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) February 22, 2023
“We brought the federal government with us because when they heard I was coming, they all came. They weren’t going to come. They were going to leave you abandoned, and now they’re not,” Trump said. Trump was referring to the fact that initially, the Federal Emergency Management Agency had said there was nothing it could do for the town but changed that ruling after Trump announced last week he was visiting East Palestine. “They were intending to do absolutely nothing for you,” Trump later said during a speech at the firehouse, according to NBC. “What this community needs now are not excuses and all of the other things you’ve been hearing, but answers and results,” Trump said Wednesday. “And that’s what I think you’re going to see.”
I asked Trump what he would have done for East Palestine if he were in office:“FEMA would have been here a long time ago” pic.twitter.com/7T1QJIClhm — Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) February 22, 2023
During his visit to McDonald’s, Trump was asked about President Joe Biden heading to Europe instead of visiting East Palestine. “Well, I think he should have come here. I think he should have been here,” Trump said. Trump assured residents “it will be safe soon” with FEMA’s arrival.
President Trump buying lunch for all the firefighters and first responders in East Palestine, Ohio pic.twitter.com/5D6ba1BmjD— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 22, 2023
Trump, who is running for the Republican nomination for president in 2024, also passed out his signature “Make America Great Again” hats to bystanders. Joy Mascher, owner of Flowers Straight from the Heart, said Trump’s visit was a morale booster for a neglected community. “I mean, at least he’s bringing attention. I haven’t heard anything from Biden,” she said, according to NBC.
President Trump stops by a local McDonalds in East Palestine, Ohio to hand out MAGA hatsThe smiles on their faces say it all. This is serving neglected Americans. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/xvOpGMpAlC — Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 22, 2023
“I don’t think enough has been addressed by the railroad, by the state or the federal government,” she said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
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