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Trump Sends Pete Buttigieg a Message from East Palestine, Ohio: ‘Like a Third-World Country’

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump made a stop in East Palestine, Ohio, to deliver a message to Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic presidential candidate.

Trump, who was in the state to campaign for Republican Governor Mike DeWine, told the crowd that East Palestine was “like a third-world country” and that Buttigieg would turn the United States into one if elected.

“You know, you have a young man named Pete, and he wants to be president,” Trump said. “He wants to turn our country into a third-world country. We can’t let that happen.”

Trump went on to say that Buttigieg’s policies would lead to “socialism, open borders, and extreme government control.” He also criticized Buttigieg’s record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, saying that the city was “not doing too well.”

Trump’s comments were met with cheers from the crowd, and the president went on to praise DeWine as a “great governor” who will “keep Ohio safe, strong, and prosperous.”

This is not the first time Trump has made disparaging remarks about Buttigieg. The president has previously called Buttigieg “a disaster,” “a lightweight,” and “a nobody.”

Trump’s comments about East Palestine demonstrate his willingness to use the town as a political tool to attack Buttigieg. While the town has faced its share of economic struggles, it is far from a “third-world country.”

Nevertheless, Trump’s comments have sparked outrage from many in the community, including East Palestine Mayor Joe Sefcik, who said that Trump’s comments were “disrespectful” and “uncalled for.”

It is clear that Trump is trying to use East Palestine to score political points against Buttigieg. However, his comments are not only offensive and inaccurate, but they also demonstrate a lack of understanding of the struggles faced by many small towns in America.

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