MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped conservatives for reflexively criticizing President Joe Biden for showing support for Ukraine in its war against Russia before visiting an Ohio town where a train derailment spilled toxic chemicals into the atmosphere.
The president made a surprise visit to war-torn Kyiv two days before Donald Trump made his own visit to East Palestine, where he handed out bottles of water branded with his own name, and even Fox News broadcaster Brit Hume admitted that an appearance by Biden administration officials at the poisoned village would be merely a political gesture. “You know, it’s a very good point,” Scarborough said. “The president of the United States, the commander in chief, his preeminent responsibility constitutionally, you know, is to protect this country, protect the country as commander in chief.
You can do two things at once. As Brit also said, just because officials show up to get their pictures taken doesn’t really mean anything.
The question is, what policies are being put in place?” “Now, listen, could Pete Buttigieg and other officials in the Biden administration gone there sooner?” he added. “Yeah, even Pete Buttigieg says he could have gone there sooner.