Joe Biden has finally arrived in Maui, as we previously reported, to talk about the catastrophe that occurred over two weeks ago. He has met with a number of the victims and emergency personnel and has spoken briefly in Lahaina.
He was greeted by protesters holding placards that criticized him and said, “He should have arrived much earlier,” at the airport. “It is too late,” or “Actions speak more loudly than words.” Folks in Kehei even put up a sign in front of their residence that said “Traitor Joe You must Go.” As we’ve already said, the White House is attempting to make it seem like they’ve been part of it since the beginning. This is not going to go over well with those who are aware that there are issues with that claim, such as Biden’s cold and heartless response to the disaster.
This week, the president headed to Lahaina, where the damage was the worst. Before he spoke, Joe Biden did what Joe Biden does: he was sidetracked by a dog, smiled widely, referred to the dog as “the boss,” and made a joke about how hot the ground was.
Yes, it could be hot because of the terrible fire that happened there. Sometimes it’s hard to believe what Biden does. How can you make fun of the fact that the ground is hot if you have any understanding at all?
Then, Biden spoke for several minutes standing in front of the famous banyan tree. Even though the tree was burned, it still lives.
He struggled to pronounce the names of the Hawaiian authorities waiting behind him to meet with him.
He messed up saying the name of Senator Brian Schatz and stopped himself right in the middle of saying the name of Senator Mazie Hirono in order to make a joke out of it, so he didn’t actually even attempt to pronounce her full name. Last week, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre messed up her name. She called her “Hireeno” instead of Hirono and called her a “he.” Then, Biden had trouble with Representative Jill Tokuda’s name and said Representative Ed Case’s name wrong, calling him “Ed Chase.”
Perhaps this isn’t the best moment to be grinning, chatting with a dog, and making jokes regarding your granddaughter directly in front of a place where folks have just passed away. Maybe you could spend a little time getting the names of the state’s lawmakers right before you travel there to purportedly show the residents that you care. Because if you don’t, it makes it seem like you’re just calling the number and don’t care.
He also seemed to be stumbling over his words when he called the disaster an unthinkable “travedy.”
Then, he talked again about the banyan tree and what someone had said about it.
Biden gets distracted by a dog: "That's some hot ground, man!" pic.twitter.com/FtyuUgFOPF
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But maybe the worst part was when he stopped and didn’t know what to do at the end. He seems to be looking for the person who helps him most of the time, but that person isn’t there. He was simply standing there for a moment looking confused. He looked like he had no idea what was going on.
Brian Schatz responded by asking him whether he needed a drink of water and also helped him to move on as well. That was bad, though. At this point, he appears so far gone that even Schatz sees it and acts like the manager Biden needs. This is completely crazy and dangerous for everyone.
Author: Scott Dowdy