Trump: East Palestine train derailment response a ‘betrayal’

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump has visited East Palestine, Ohio, where a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed earlier this month. The former president describes the federal response to the incident as a “betrayal.” His stop in Ohio comes as the frustration grows for residents and local leaders who are concerned about contamination of the community’s air and drinking water. Trump told residents that “in too many cases your goodness and perseverance were met with indifference and betrayal.” The Biden White House has defended its response to the derailment and criticized Trump and other Republicans for loosening rail safety measures and environmental protections as part of broader efforts to cut government regulations.