ABC’s “The View” sank to a new low — if that’s even possible — with Thursday’s broadcast covering the tragic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
The Feb. 3 accident poisoned the area, sickened residents, and killed untold numbers of animals through the release of toxic chemicals. That did not stop co-host Joy Behar from politicizing the situation and demeaning those who live there.
Noting that former President Donald Trump enjoys strong support in the region, Behar said, “I don’t know why they would ever vote for him. For somebody who, by the way, he placed someone with deep ties to the chemical industry in charge of the EPA’s Chemical Safety Office.”
She added, “That’s who you voted for in that district. Donald Trump who reduces all safety. He did.”
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Of course, what may have triggered Behar was that the former President visited East Palestine on Wednesday. That is something the current president has not done, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg only found time to make the short trip the next day.
Trump told the town’s residents that they are part of a “forgotten” America, people who have been pushed to the side by the Biden administration. He also pledged to assist the community and hold those responsible for the disaster accountable.
The former president told the throng gathered at the local fire station, “You are not forgotten. We stand with you. We pray for you. And we will stand with you and your fight to help ensure the accountability that you deserve.”
Trump carried the East Palestine area in the 2020 presidential election by a 40% margin.
Trump’s warm reception in East Palestine was apparently enough to convince Behar that the residents were on the receiving end of what they deserved. “The View co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin made a valid point when she noted the White House’s mishandling of the situation.
Griffin called the extended wait before President Joe Biden sent Buttigieg to the site an “unforced error.”
Buttigieg did arrive on Thursday, but ran into flak when Turning Point USA contributor Savanah Hernandez asked why it took him so long to put boots on the ground. His press secretary accused the journalist of being “aggressive” and said she would answer the question off-camera.
Joy Behar and “The View” are what they are, so it is no surprise to hear her mock the victims of a tragic train derailment simply because of their choice for president. The left’s true colors once again came shining through, even after a disaster that should have pulled people together.