Trump Forces Biden’s Hand, FEMA Makes Major Change As Trump Shows True Leadership – ‘We Got Them to Move’

Forty-fifth President Donald Trump announced on Friday he will visit East Palestine, Ohio next week to help and meet with members of the community after a train derailment has led to a large release of toxic chemicals in the area.

Once Trump, who is running for president, announced his trip to Ohio, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reversed its decision to reject a federal disaster request from Gov. Mike DeWine (R-OH).

“Biden and FEMA said they would not be sending federal aid to East Palestine. As soon as I announced that I’m going, he announced a team will go. Hopefully, he will also be there. This is good news because we got them to ‘move,'” Trump wrote in a statement and in a post on his booming social media platform Truth Social.

“The people of East Palestine need help. I’ll see you on Wednesday,” Trump added.

Governor DeWine announced in a statement with FEMA Regional Administrator Thomas C. Sivak that federal efforts to assist East Palestine will begin Saturday.


The Regional Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMAT) “are rapidly deployable assets that provide the federal government’s initial coordination and response capability prior to and in the immediate hours following a serious incident.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials will reportedly join FEMA. In addition, HHS will be setting up a medical facility for members of the community. 

President Joe Biden has not and has no plans of visiting the area.

This comes after Biden’s administration turned down a request for federal disaster assistance. FEMA originally told Ohio’s governor they’re not eligible to receive disaster assistance.

“A White House official told Fox News Digital on Friday that FEMA, the agency that usually provides relief to communities hit by hurricanes and other natural disasters, isn’t best equipped to support the state’s current needs,” according to a report.

“The DeWine Administration has been in daily contact with FEMA to discuss the need for federal support, however, FEMA continues to tell Governor DeWine that Ohio is not eligible for assistance at this time,” DeWine’s office wrote in a statement. 

“Governor DeWine will continue working with FEMA to determine what assistance can be provided,” DeWine’s office added.

The 50-car train derailment occurred on Feb. 3 on a Norfolk Southern Railroad carrying vinyl chloride.

“The company opted to release the gas from the derailed cars, releasing potentially deadly fumes and other dangerous chemicals into the air, to prevent a disastrous explosion. Local residents were told to evacuate the area during the release but were assured it was safe to return on Feb. 9,” Fox News reports.

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