In the midst of what seems like perpetual leisure, Joe Biden’s reaction to the devastating Hawaiian wildfire that claimed nearly 100 lives was nothing short of chilling. It was only two words.
And it has everyone (rightfully) angry!
After soaking up the sun during yet another escapade to a Delaware beach, the President’s ice-cold response following several inquiries about the escalating death toll in Hawaii was simply, “No. No comment.”
Biden’s seemingly detached attitude didn’t escape criticism, and shockingly, it wasn’t just conservatives who called him out. Even his own comrades found fault in his lackluster response. Mendi Hasan, a face of left-leaning MSNBC, admitted that Biden’s dismissive attitude “hurt him,” going so far as to label it an “unforced error.” And journalist Yashar Ali didn’t hold back, deeming the response “absolutely terrible.”
Hours later, Biden’s team (let’s be real, his handlers) took to Twitter with a series of posts where he finally expressed sorrow for the loss of life and dangled a “one-time $700 payment per household offering relief” like it some kind of condolence prize.
Let’s not sugarcoat this: this is the most devastating wildfire death toll in a century, and all Biden can muster is a paltry Twitter statement? And $700? Hunter Biden has spent more on that on strippers this morning! (And it’s only 8am!) Where’s the compassion, the leadership, the sense of urgency? Oh right, they’re probably buried somewhere beneath his stack of vacation snapshots.
And let’s not forget the eerie déjà vu of Biden’s no-show during the train derailment tragedy in East Palestine, Ohio earlier this year. Apparently, being there for Americans when it really counts isn’t part of the Biden playbook.
Meanwhile, in stark contrast, former President Trump demonstrated the kind of genuine leadership that’s rare in this country- and so welcomed. He delivered a presidential AF 2-minute video statement, proving once again what it means to actually take charge in times of crisis.
“To the families affected, I give you my love and sympathy. Nothing can ever replace your loved ones but you will always have the memories and will feel their great love surrounding and embracing you. Together we will continue to carry their legacy forward and I love you all very much.”
Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Devastating Maui Wildfires pic.twitter.com/ReHhmhfYj6— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 14, 2023
It’s clear that while Biden is well-equipped to rack up the vacation miles, he’s unfit to lead.