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The American President went to the bedside of the victims after the passage of Tornadoes who made 88 dead at the Midwest © Andrew Harnik / AP / SIPA Joe Biden went to Mayfield, Kentucky after the passage of tornadoes who made 88 dead in half a dozen states. United States - the American president went to the bedside of the victims after the passage of tornadoes who made 88 dead at the Midwest
"Nobody will let you down": Joe Biden promised Wednesday the assistance of the federal government to the victims Kentucky, state struck last Friday by a deadly storm who made 74 dead in that state and 88 in total.
"These tornadoes have devoured everything in their path," "houses, businesses, places of worship, your dreams, your lives," said the American president in a short speech in Dawson Springs, one of the localities more affected. Behind him, a house of which only a PAN still stood in the middle of the rubble. The federal government "will cover 100% the cost of clearing work for thirty days," he promised. "Keep faith. We will get there, I promise you. (...) Nobody will let you down. "
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Joe Biden, after flying over a disaster area, visited Mayfield, another small town devastated by the tornado that crossed Friday this rural and conservative state of the southeastern United States, making at least 74 dead.
During these two visits, the president, navy blue costume, stopped several times, to chat with a woman sitting in the rubble of a building, to take in his arms a Dispedrol, or to talk to a girl wearing an American flag.
Around him, collapsed buildings, brick clusters, branches, sheet metal, where construction machines and workers dressed in fluo yellow were activated.
"What I saw is a group of incredible people who gather, who help each other. And who are full of hope, "he said to the journalists. At a meeting with local officials in a hangar where food and bottles were stored, the president launched, "There are no red tornadoes or blue tornadoes", with reference to the respective colors of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, his.
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© Kyodo / Maxppp A couple saves what can still be the rubble of its house, in the aftermath of the tornadoes that have particularly touched Mayfield in Kentucky. Dozens of people have found death on the passage Saturday of an episode whose intensity and location in the American Midwest surprised. The climate change is pointing from the finger but it is not so simple.
In this exceptional meteorological phenomenon, which also made at least 14 victims in Tennessee, Illinois, Missouri and Arkansas, Joe Biden finds a rare occasion of national unity, which had promised during his campaign to gather a deeply divided america.
The American President does not go to the land conquered, politically speaking: if the Kentucky has a Governor Democrat, the State gave a very large majority to the Republican Donald Trump during the election of 2020. and during his visit Wednesday , journalists have seen a flag on behalf of Trump on a pickup.
Joe Biden had taken care, before his departure, not to politicize the visit, and he was also remaining in a register that is familiar to him: that of empathy and comfort. The president was capped with a cap of the "Beau Biden Foundation", in tribute to his loved son, carried away by cancer at the age of 46. One way to remember that he himself went through trials: mourning, and death in 1972 of his first wife and their daughter still baby.
"The President sees people through the tragedy they live - the pain of having lost loved ones, having lost their homes. (...) He sees them as human beings, not like people with partisan fasteners, "said his spokesman Jen Psaki.
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