President Joe Biden has once again proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that he is not executive branch material after addressing the victims of the horrific and tragic wildfires in Maui, Hawaii, going on to compare the terrible blaze to a small fire that broke out in his kitchen twenty years ago. Either this man is absolutely insane, extremely stupid, or so far down the well of dementia that he’s out of touch with reality. It could be a mixture of all three. Regardless, this was a horrible thing to say to people who have lost everything, including loved ones, in a massive fire.
The wildfires, which happened earlier this month, killed over 100 people, with over 1,000 still unaccounted for. The blaze also obliterated almost 3,000 structures according to data that was pulled from state and local officials.
“Biden, who faced intense criticism early on for vacationing and seemingly not taking a personal interest in the tragedy, visited this island on Monday and generated more controversy with his remarks,” the Daily Wire reported.
“I don’t want to compare difficulties, but we have a little sense, Jill and I, what it’s like to lose a home,” Biden went on to say. “Years ago — now 15 years ago — I was in Washington doing ‘Meet the Press.’ It was a sunny Sunday, and lightning struck at home on a little lake that’s outside of our home — not a lake, a big pond — and hit a wire and came up underneath our home into the heating ducts — the air conditioning ducts.”
“To make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my ‘67 Corvette, and my cat,” he added in a cringeworthy attempt to be humorous. “But all kidding aside, I watched the firefighters, the way they responded.”
Why in the world was he trying to crack jokes about a fire and losing things and people to a group of victims who actually did have that experience? This is callous to the say the least and wildly inappropriate. Where is the compassion? Over and over again we’ve heard the left claim that President Biden is some kind of beacon of compassion. Well, that must be a progressive whopper because he has failed to exhibit this character trait at every opportunity.
Biden then went on to say that firefighters rushed into the “flames” in his home “to save my wife and save my family. Not a joke.”
“The smoke — and the firefighters here can tell you — sometimes smoke is so thick. From the windows out, it was that thick inside the home. And we were — we were insured. We did not have any problem, but being out of our home for a better part of a year was difficult,” Biden said. “I can only imagine what it’s like to lose your home completely burned to the ground.”
The last line should have been where the president started his comments, informing the crowd he has no idea what it must feel like to lose so much, to be devastated by incredible loss of this magnitude. From there, he could have found ways to say that despite not having any idea how the victims must feel, he would ensure they had all of the help they would need to restart their lives as best they can and that nothing can replace the loved ones they lost or make the pain go away. Something like that.
It’s just basic human decency.
The Associated Press, at the time of the Biden fire, stated that it was “small” and was “contained to the kitchen.” The fire chief in Delaware stated they arrived at the home quickly and had the situation under control in just a matter of minutes.
Biden tells Maui wildfire victims, "I don't want to compare difficulties, but…" then tells a made up story about losing his house to a fire.
According to a 2004 AP report, it was “a small fire…contained to the kitchen” that “was under control in 20 minutes.” pic.twitter.com/DNY0Tyatg7
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 22, 2023