Trump: East Palestine train derailment response a ‘betrayal’

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday visited the Ohio village trying to cope with a toxic train derailment that has frustrated East Palestine residents and local leaders about the federal government’s response to their safety concerns. Trump’s first stop was at Little Beaver Creek, where he met with area officials before heading to a fire station roughly half a mile from the derailment site. The trip comes as Trump and other Republicans have stepped up criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of the Feb. 3 derailment, which led to evacuations and fears of contamination of the community’s air and drinking water after a controlled burning of the toxic chemicals aboard the rail cars.

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