Joe Biden has always had a habit of making gaffes and nonsensical statements.
It’s gotten worse with age and even the media is finding it more difficult to run cover for him as they are wont to do.
And now Joe Biden put jaws on the floor with this out of touch, tone-deaf lie to victims of the Maui fires.
Wildfires struck the Hawaiian island of Maui, beginning on August 8.
The resort town of Lahaina was hardest hit, with 3000 structures damaged and destroyed and over 100 people killed from smoke, flames, or drowning.
The catastrophe was one of the deadliest wildfires on record.
Biden gets another A for handling a crisis….A for “absent”
That notwithstanding, the Commander in Chief said, “no comment” when asked about disaster relief while vacationing in Delaware during the aftermath of the fires.
Joe Biden has "no comment" on the hardship and devastation these Americans have seen firsthand.
His smirk while on vacation says it all. pic.twitter.com/oCdHoeZTTe
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 14, 2023
Now, two weeks after the start of the disaster, President Joe Biden found the time to show up in Maui.
While some heralded the arrival of the President as better late than never, he still managed to step in it, Biden-style.
President Biden previously faced criticism after his botched Afghanistan withdrawal led to the deaths of 13 servicemembers.
During a visit with troops at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in May, Biden said, “My son was a major in the US Army. We lost him in Iraq.”
That was, of course, a blatant falsehood – Biden’s son died of brain cancer in 2015 at the Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
Now, to add insult to injury, President Biden again made another grandiose claim with no basis in fact.
He’s just no good at the “I feel your pain” routine
While speaking to wildfire survivors in Maui, Biden claimed that he understood what they were going through because at one time “lightning hit a wire and came up underneath our home into the heating ducts, air conditioning ducts. And to make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my ’67 Corvette and my cat.”
The incident Biden was referring to was actually a “small fire” caused by the lightning strike, but it was “contained to the kitchen,” and “was under control in 20 minutes.”
Additionally, President Biden made the claim that he was no stranger to grief, recounting the story of a phone call he received after his first wife and young daughter were killed in a car crash.
Biden has a nasty habit of cynically exploiting deaths whenever he gets into political trouble.
It seems that more and more people are starting to notice.
Over the weekend, Biden’s absence in the face of disaster elicited emotions from victims of the wildfire.
In a CNN interview, longtime resident Ella Sable Tacderan said, “It’s really affecting me because where’s the President? I mean, aren’t we Americans, too? We’re part of the United States. Why are we getting put in the back pocket? Why are we being ignored?”
“I don’t want him here,” Lahaina resident Jay Awan added. “He’s just coming to Maui to look good in front of the cameras.”
Woody Allen once said that “90% of life is showing up.”
For Biden, who has spent over a third of his Presidency to date on vacation, that’s one seemingly easy starting point to rectifying his absentee Presidency.
Then again, the idea that more Joe Biden is the solution to anyone’s problems is another question entirely.
US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.