After much criticism, the White House has announced that President Biden is scheduled to visit Maui in a few days since deadly wildfires swept through the island taking the lives of more than 100 people. Breitbart reports that the wildfires are the deadliest in United States history in more than a century.
According to Breitbart, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced in a statement on, “The President and First Lady will travel to Maui on Monday, August 21, to meet with first responders, survivors, as well as federal, state, and local officials, in the wake of deadly wildfires on the island.”
Biden has been heavily criticized for his lack of response to the Maui wildfires. On Monday, he responded to reporters inquiring about the Maui wildfires with a smile saying “no comment.” Biden was returning from a stay at his beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware.
Conservatives reacted to Biden’s heartless response with fury. Joe Concha pointed out that from the President’s Twitter account, the last 24 tweets ranged from praise for “protecting land to Bidenomics.” One had to go back further to find any comment on the President’s Twitter account regarding Maui.
In response to Biden’s “no comment” response, former President Donald Trump said “to say no comment is oftentimes fine but to be smiling when you say it, especially against such a tragedy as this, is absolutely horrible and unacceptable.”
While rescue crews and humanitarian aid organizations have made their way to the island to do what they can to help the victims and survivors of the tragedy, the President of the United States will finally visit the people he is supposed to be leading who are suffering from the tragedy, but they just have to wait a few more days.