In case you’re wondering whether or not Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has any limits to his sense of entitlement, wonder no more: He doesn’t.
He may have just made a quick photo op visit to East Palestine, adorned with taxpayer-funded designer footwear, but he certainly does not seem very invested in the outcome of individuals suffering from a veritable crisis.
On the contrary, Mr. Buttigieg, perhaps best known for taking months of paternity leave and several lavish winetasting vacations, believes he is entitled to “personal time.”
Which he directly stated to a reporter who happened to see him meandering down a sidewalk with his husband.
A reporter approached the hapless Transportation Secretary, inquiring, “what do you have to say to the folks in Ohio, East Palestine, who are suffering right now?”
In typically smarmy fashion, Buttigieg declared, “well, I’d refer you to about a dozen interviews I’ve given today and if you’d like to arrange a conversation, make sure to reach out to our press office … [I will not] have that conversation with you just walking down the street here.”
In other words, Buttigieg delivered a prewritten script in interviews and can’t be bothered to remember it on the sidewalk.
Either that, or he simply doesn’t even care enough to pretend faking sympathy for
Nonetheless, the reporter was quite persistent.
“You don’t have a message for them?” the reporter pressed.
At this point, Buttigieg became visibly irritated, and he also declared he was taking “personal time.”
“I’m going to refer you to the comments I made to the press because right now I’m taking some personal time and I’m walking down the street,” Buttigieg snarled.
A few seconds later, some type of demented lightbulb appeared to go off, and he demanded of the reporter, “can I get a photo of you?”
Creepy. That photo has probably been fed to quite a few databases by now, and the implicit threat in taking the reporter’s photo veers a bit too much in the direction of authoritarian Russia and China.
Otherwise known as the principal sources of the Bidens’ wealth.
Needless to say, antics like Buttigieg’s are precisely why quite a few people have even less trust in the government than they do before.
Which is why EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s request of East Palestine residents is borderline comical.
“I’m asking they trust the government … I know that’s hard. We know there’s a lack of trust,” Regan insisted.
Hard? Try impossible, especially after the most recent nasty commentary on “The View.”
Joy Behar, who appears to be filled with anything but joy, literally declared that Ohioans had it coming for supporting Trump.
“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 … That’s who you voted for in that district,” Behar sneered.
Wow, way to blame the residents for suffering from a horrific train derailment.
By the way, if what Trump allegedly did was so bad, exactly why has Buttigieg done exactly nothing to fix the supposed error, two years into his “service?”
After all, the Biden administration had zero issue reversing all of Trump’s border policies …
Trump also visited Ohio before any other high ranking federal official, much in the way he visited the border before anyone else.
Bringing veritable truckloads of water, Trump declared that he and his team would also “come back if necessary, if they don’t come back and give you the treatment that you need … we will be back.”
Author: Jane Jones