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THIRSTY, JOE? Reporter Asks Karine Jean-Pierre if Biden Will Drink the Water in East Palestine [WATCH]

posted by Hannity Staff - 1.31.24

After nearly a year and more than 100 days of vacation, President Biden will finally visit East Palestine, Ohio — the site of the toxic train derailment that resulted in severe environmental damage to the surrounding area. During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, one reporter wanted to know if the President plans on drinking the water.

“When the president is in East Palestine, will he drink the water there?” one reporter asked Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who did her best to dodge the question.

“Look, what I can tell you is the President’s focus has been to do everything he can to support this community from day one. We know what’s going on. That’s why we had the EPA…on the ground. This is not about some political stunt, here,” KJP said. “This is about this President being a president for everyone and showing up for this community. I’m not going to get into some political stunts about drinking water.”

Last year, testing results returned to the Ohio EPA showed no detection of contaminants in raw water from the five wells that feed into East Palestine’s municipal water system.

What’s Joe worried about?

Watch the clip below:

Former President Donald Trump unloaded on Biden on Wednesday for going to visit East Palestine when “the World [is] blowing up around us.”

“With the World blowing up around us, with the Middle East on FIRE, Biden has finally decided to visit East Palestine, Ohio, a year late, and only to develop some political credibility because EVERYTHING else he has done has been such a DISASTER,” Trump said. “I know those great people, I was there when it counted, and his reception won’t be a warm one. Worst President in History!”

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