Shocking Chant Breaks Out In East Palestine, Ohio

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

During former President Donald Trump’s visit to East Palestine, Ohio, where earlier this month a train derailed, a crowd of Trump supporters was chanting “no more Joe”, a reference to President Joe Biden.

During his visit to the Ohio town, many fans of the former President were carrying flags and signs with the slogans “Trump won”  and “no mo’ Joe” as they waited for the former President to arrive.

On February 3rd, a train derailment led to a toxic chemical spill in the area, forcing all the town’s residents to evacuate. The news made national headlines with many people pushing for a stronger federal response to the incident, which many have claimed could cause health and environmental risks to the area and the residents for years to come.

On Wednesday afternoon, Trump landed at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Airport. From there he traveled to East Palestine’s fire station where he got to meet with first responders and local leaders. He then proceeded to make a speech to the crowd of supporters that had gathered. During his speech, Trump claimed that prior to his announcing his trip to the town, there had been no move or announcement that anyone was planning on visiting East Palestine.

Biden’s transportation secretary, Pete Buttigieg, is visiting East Palestine a day after Trump. Buttigieg, who had not addressed the derailment publicly for the first 10 days, is set to meet with community members as well as be updated on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) investigation into the cause of the train derailment. Buttigieg had previously stated that he was waiting until the investigation was complete before visiting.