Biden Slammed For Visiting Ukraine on Presidents Day Instead of East Palestine, Ohio

Joe Biden is being criticized online for making a surprise trip to Ukraine rather than to East Palestine, Ohio, following the toxic train disaster that shook the community. Biden arrived in Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv Monday morning in an unannounced visit to meet with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy days before one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion.

Biden delivered remarks at Mariinsky Palace announcing an additional half-billion dollars in U.S. assistance, which includes “shells for howitzers, anti-tank missiles, air surveillance radars and other aid.”

Air raid sirens blared as Biden and Zelensky wrapped up a visit to St. Michael’s Cathedral, although U.S. officials reportedly warned Russia that Biden was visiting the Ukrainian capital hours before he made the trip.

“We did notify the Russians that President Biden would be traveling to Kyiv,” national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters Monday. “We did so some hours before his departure for de-confliction purposes.”

Former President Donald Trump reportedly plans to travel to East Palestine on Wednesday, and will meet with members of the community.

“Biden is in Ukraine, Trump is heading to Ohio,” tweeted Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec. “You couldn’t make a more perfect example of America Last vs America First.”


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called for Biden’s impeachment, referring to him on Twitter as an “America Last fool.”


Biden said he visited Ukraine to “reaffirm our unwavering and unflagging commitment to Ukraine’s democracy, sovereignty, and territorial integrity.”

“I am meeting with President Zelenskyy and his team for an extended discussion on our support for Ukraine,” Biden said. “I will announce another delivery of critical equipment, including artillery ammunition, anti-armor systems, and air surveillance radars to help protect the Ukrainian people from aerial bombardments. And I will share that later this week, we will announce additional sanctions against elites and companies that are trying to evade or backfill Russia’s war machine.”

“Over the last year, the United States has built a coalition of nations from the Atlantic to the Pacific to help defend Ukraine with unprecedented military, economic, and humanitarian support – and that support will endure,” he continued.

Biden also said he is looking forward to meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda and the leaders of our Eastern Flank Allies as the U.S. looks to continue rallying the world to support Ukraine. He departed the Ukrainian capital in the early afternoon local time after spending roughly 5 hours in the city.

Sirens could be heard in war-torn Ukraine as Biden arrived in the country. The U.S. has already supported Ukraine with tens of billions of dollars in financial aid and military equipment.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also announced $5.5 billion in aid for Ukraine as Biden visited with Zelenskyy.

Biden’s visit comes just before Russia is expected to ramp up its offensive once again in its own acknowledgment of the one-year anniversary of the conflict. Ukrainian officials warned of a massive barrage of missiles that Russia may launch on Friday, Feb. 24.

A growing number of U.S. lawmakers have criticized the financial aid that continues to be greenlighted without proper oversight, including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who says Ukraine should not receive a “blank check.” Joe Biden however has vowed to continue funding the war effort in Ukraine for “as long as it takes.”

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About Debra Heine

Debra Heine is a conservative Catholic mom of six and longtime political pundit. She has written for several conservative news websites over the years, including Breitbart and PJ Media.

Photo: KYIV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 20: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY â MANDATORY CREDIT - 'UKRAINIAN PRESIDENCY / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy meet in Kyiv, Ukraine on February 20, 2023. (Photo by Presidency of Ukraine/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)