The decade's most triggering comedy
Joe Biden, who has often been hailed by the Left as a decent, compassionate person, was at the beach in Delaware on Sunday when asked about the enormous tragedy in Maui, where the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in the last 100 years has now claimed at least 96 lives and possibly more. According to Democrat Hawaii Governor Josh Green, the damage from the fires that utterly ravaged the historic town of Lahaina could amount to $6 billion.
The compassionate response from the president as he was leaving the beach? “No comment.”
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
Biden is the same man who bragged on Twitter in February 2020, when he was running for 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.”
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 tweet, Biden showed himself saying, “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.’”
In April of this year, Joe Biden told a group of kids, “I have six grandchildren. And I’m crazy about them. And I speak to them every single day.”
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.
“You can just feel the empathy and decency oozing,” The Spectator’s Stephen Miller said pointedly, referring to the Left’s constant attempts to portray Biden as empathetic and their consistent description of him as a decent man.
“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 wrote.
The deadliest fire in U.S. history prior to the Maui fires was the 2018 Camp Fire in California, which killed 85 people.