In a TikTok video that has gone viral, former talk-show queen and unhinged anti-Trump foe Rosie O’Donnell blasted the Environmental Protection Agency, the mainstream news media, and the companies involved in the recent, catastrophic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio.
“This is a tragedy of epic proportion, and it’s criminal negligence by that chemical and train company,” O’Donnell said. “And nothing’s being done about it. It’s not on the news enough. It’s not something that people are talking about. It’s like being pushed to the back burner.”
O’Donnell saved her harshest words for the EPA headed by Biden-appointee Michael S. Regan.
“The EPA comes out with a very non-alarmist, ‘everything’s okay, don’t worry about a thing’ statement,” she said. “And it’s infuriating. I don’t trust the EPA. I don’t trust them. After 9/11, I don’t know how anyone could.”
She added: “There was no clean up. There was dust everywhere. Toxic, horrible, cancer causing. And they lied to the American people. I don’t believe the EPA.”
In a follow-up Instagram video, O’Donnell disputed claims made by some commenters who said she “finally woke up.”
“I didn’t finally wake up. This is exactly how I felt at all national tragedies,” she said. “This is what I feel — compassion for my fellow man; disappointment in a government that doesn’t take good enough care of its people; and frustration at the way corporate entities seem to have impunity in this country now.”
“This is not a Democratic or Republican stance,” she said. “This is who I’ve always been and its is always what has mattered to all Americans. We have to stop with the right and the left. We have to come together, soon.”