Against the backdrop of the lavish visit of President Joe Biden to New York to promote the Hudson River Gateway Tunnel Project, Senate Majority Chuck Schumer exposed the crude political purpose of the trip.

“Get on the Joe Biden express now, because we’re not stopping,” Schumer said, using just one of many tired train clichés that peppered remarks at Tuesday’s event at a Manhattan train station.

The taxpayer-funded visit came very close to becoming Biden’s 2024 presidential rally, as a slate of New Jersey and New York Democrats converged to support the project — and their party’s likely nominee.

The Biden Express? It was more of a plea to jump on the Biden bandwagon.

President Joe Biden speaks at the construction site of the Hudson Tunnel project Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, in New York.

It was a visit filled with 2024 lines of messages and attacks. Schumer, who served as host — and campaign blowhard — accused former President Donald Trump of being a transactional thug who sabotaged the project during his lone term. Schumer also reached back at Trump’s former Republican sponsor, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whom he attacked for killing a previous Gateway project, Access to the Region’s Core, in 2010.

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