As RedState reported, President Joe Biden finally made it to Maui, having left his second vacation of the month to make a half-day trip to the island. That comes after devastating fires left over a hundred people confirmed dead with nearly a thousand still missing, including what is assumed to be many children.
From the moment Biden touched down, it was apparent that he wasn’t taking the situation seriously (if he even knew why he was there), and once he started to speak, things only got worse.
In his first public appearance, the president decided to joke about how hot the ground was. He also brought up the death of his first wife and daughter, attempting to draw a parallel to those who lost loved ones in the Maui fire. Eventually, Biden was ushered from the podium by Sen. Brian Schatz.
He wasn’t done, though. In a second speech, the president told a story and a joke that left jaws on the floor.
Biden says "Jill and I have a little sense of what it's like to lose a home" and then tells the story of when lightning struck his house in 2004 and says "I almost lost my '67 corvette and my cat."— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 22, 2023
According to a report from the time, the lighting strike caused "a small fire… pic.twitter.com/V8IBfoZuEW
Keep in mind that the president is in Hawaii to speak to people who have lost everything, including the lives of their family members in some cases, and he decided to tell a made-up story about how his house almost burnt down. Not only that, he suggested that his made-up story gives him a “little sense” of what it’s like to lose a home. In reality, as has been noted before, Biden’s house did not almost burn down. Rather, it suffered a small kitchen fire that was contained within 20 minutes.
But that’s not the worst part of it. It would have been one thing had Biden just told another white lie to make himself seem relatable (while actually doing the opposite). In this case, though, he decided to embellish his falsehood with a joke about almost losing his precious Corvette. Yes, amidst a wasteland of suffering and death, the President of the United States thought it was a good time to tell a joke about how much he cares about his car.
I just can’t with this guy. If he weren’t a Democrat, he’d be facing a month-long news cycle of non-stop criticism. Remember when George W. Bush flew over the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina and the press were still talking about it three years later? Biden said “no comment” and went on vacation during a horrific fire that could end up with a death toll in the many hundreds of people. And when he finally showed up, he put on a comedy routine.
The idea of Biden as the empathizer-in-chief is a joke. It’s the biggest lie in politics, and at some point, you can’t just blame his obvious senility for how tone-deaf he is. He just doesn’t care about other people. It’s sociopathic behavior.