Biden Soaks Up the Sun and Waves in DE, But Has ‘No Comment’ on Recent Tragedy – Watch
President Biden was asked about the deadly Maui wildfire on Sunday, but he offered only a stony-hearted “no comment.” The wildfire, which is now the deadliest in modern U.S. history, has killed at least 96 people and destroyed more than 10,000 homes.
Biden was sunning himself on a beach near his Delaware home when he was asked about the tragedy. He did not offer his condolences to the victims or their families, and he did not say anything about the government’s response to the disaster.
Instead, Biden simply said, “No comment.”
The enormous tragedy in Maui, where the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in the last 100 years has not only claimed at least 96 lives but possibly more. According to Democrat Hawaii Governor Josh Green, the damage from the fires that utterly ravaged the historic town of Lahaina could amount to $6 billion.
This response has been met with widespread criticism from both Democrats and Republicans. Many people are calling on Biden to show more compassion for the victims of the wildfire and to do more to help the survivors.
“It is simply unacceptable for the president to offer no comment on the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history,” said Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. “This is a time for leadership, not silence.”
Does anyone remember that Biden bragged on Twitter in February 2020, when he was running for president, “Empathy matters. Compassion matters. We have to reach out to one another and heal this country — and that’s what I’ll do as president.”
If Biden continues to offer only a stony silence in the face of climate-related disasters, he will lose the trust of the American people. He needs to show that he is serious about addressing this crisis and that he is committed to helping the victims of these tragedies.
Take a look at this post:
After a couple hours on the Rehoboth beach, @potus was asked about the rising death toll in Hawaii
“No comment,” he said before heading home pic.twitter.com/Y0UmXirju9
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) August 13, 2023