Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg attacked former president Donald Trump for visiting the site of the toxic chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio last month.
Buttigieg made the comments during an interview with CNN over the weekend.
“It’s really rich to see some of these folks – the former president, these Fox hosts,” Buttigieg seethed, “who are literally lifelong card-carrying members of the East Coast elite, whose top economic policy priority has always been tax cuts for the wealthy, and who wouldn’t know their way around a T.J. Maxx if their life depended on it, to be presenting themselves as if they genuinely care about the forgotten middle of the country?”
“You think Tucker Carlson knows the difference between a T.J. Maxx and a Kohl’s?” he continued.
Buttigieg denied that President Donald Trump’s visit to East Palestine pressured him to show up as well. “That’s bullshit, we were already going to go,” he insisted.
Trump taunted President Joe Biden over the latter’s avoidance of East Palestine, Ohio following the toxic chemical leak and train derailment that occurred in February.
As Trump was touring East Palestine last month, journalist Savanah Hernandez asked, “Mr. President, what is your message to Joe Biden before you leave?”
“Get over here,” Trump quipped.
During his Wednesday visit to East Palestine, 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.
“They’re systematically destroying our country and it’s a shame, ‘Boot-edge-edge’ should’ve been here,” the 45th President said.
Meanwhile, the current commander-in-chief had an embarrassing incident occur while Trump was back in the US touring East Palestine.
Biden’s “historic” trip to Ukraine and Eastern Europe culminated with him falling down on the Air Force One stairs, evoking comparisons to his infamous tumble on the same staircase in 2019.
This news and commentary by Gabriel Keane originally appeared on Valiant News.