President Joe Biden doesn’t exactly have a well established reputation for being the most compassionate leader in our nation’s history, despite the best attempts by the left to paint him as such, a truth put on full display in his answer to being asked about the current tragedy unfolding in Maui, where the deadliest wildfire in modern U.S. history has claimed the lives of 96 people and likely more. According to Democrat Hawaii Gov. Josh Green, the damage sustained from the fires have left the historic town of Lahaina totally ravaged and could total somewhere around $6 billion.
According to The Daily Wire, the president was taking it easy on Sunday during a visit to the beach in Delaware, where, as he was leaving, he was asked to respond to the tragedy. He responded with an oh so compassionate, “No comment.” I mean can you imagine a more comforting set of words coming from the leader of the free world? I hope you sense the sarcasm here because I’m laying it on pretty thick.
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
The Daily Wire then pointed out a statement made by Biden in February 2020 during his presidential campaign when he said, “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/XVDnUc32Ij
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 6, 2020
In that same exact post, Biden said, “When you have a real problem and it’s devastating to you and someone comes up and says, ‘I know how you feel,’ but someone comes up to you and says, ‘I’ve been through this. I can tell you I know how you feel,’ you immediately say, ‘Tell me,’ because all people are looking for is to say, ‘You made it.’ You look at them and you say intuitively,’ I guess there’s a way through. I guess I can make this; I guess I can make it.’”
Recall that this is the same man who, back in April, told a group of children he had six grandchildren. He actually has seven. The one he, until recently, has refused to acknowledge, is four-year-old Navy Joan Roberts, the product of a tryst between his troubled son Hunter Biden and a former stripper.
“By early July, Biden still was unwilling to publicly acknowledge his seventh grandchild, four-year-old Navy Joan Roberts, prompting social media to rip him,” the report said.
Stephen Miller, writer for The Spectator, ripped into the president, saying, “You can just feel the empathy and decency oozing.”
“Biden claims to be a devoted ‘family man,’ but his persistent refusal to acknowledge his granddaughter’s existence raises troubling questions about his capacity for human kindness and paternal love,” Joe Gabriel Simonson of the Washington Free Beacon stated in a report.
Prior to the awful blazes ravaging Maui, the deadliest fire in the history of the United States took place in 2018, so not that long ago, in California, which left 85 people dead.
A good leader is compassionate and knows how to express that kindness and empathy in words of comfort which are then to be supported by similar actions designed to ease the suffering people are experiencing. Biden lacks this quality. But then again, we’re talking about a man who doesn’t really even know where he is or what he is doing the vast majority of the time, so this probably shouldn’t be so surprising to us.