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Biden visits Hurricane-devastated Kentucky | Globalism

President United StateAnd Joe Biden, I flew by helicopter and walked, Wednesday (15), through Mayfield, Kentucky, which was hard hit by a series of tornadoes last weekend.

US President Joe Biden speaks with residents of Mayfield, Kentucky, on Wednesday (15) – Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP

More than 30 tornadoes hit mainly Kentucky, but also seven other states, leaving thousands homeless and at least 88 dead.

US President Joe Biden visits Mayfield, Kentucky, on Wednesday (15) – Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP

During the trip, the chief noticed piles of rubble and the remains of half-destroyed homes, many without roofs or windows.

At the airport, after the flyover, Biden described the damage as among the worst he had ever seen, and said he was there to “hear it,” according to the Associated Press. According to him, this type of tragedy “either unites people or divides them”.

“There are no red and blue tornadoes,” the president said, referring to the colors of the Republican and Democratic parties, respectively.

US President Joe Biden visits Mayfield, Kentucky, on Wednesday (15) – Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP

As of Monday, Biden had already pledged all needed federal aid to Kentucky and others affected, a day after declaring a major disaster in that state.

“We will be there for as long as it takes to help,” Biden said after a White House meeting on the matter. “This is what the (federal) government has warned all conservatives: Whatever you need, when you need it, you’ll get it,” he stressed.

To GloboNews reporter Candice Carvalho View, who accompanied the visit, Biden said he was aware of the damage caused. Storms in Bahia In recent days he has commented briefly on the problems that climate change has brought to countries such as Brazil and the USA.

“We have to make a huge effort to deal with climate change, and we can. We have the capacity to do it. We have to. Let’s change that,” he said.

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