President Biden traveled with First Lady Jill Biden to Maui to see the aftermath of a blaze that took out a historic city.
When it was time for the President to speak and I believe the look on the guys face in the background holding the guitar put what he said in perspective.
“I don’t want to compare difficulties, but we have a little sense, Jill and I, what it’s like to lose a home. Years ago — now 15 years ago — I was in Washington doing ‘Meet the Press,’” Biden said. “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.”
Adding, “To make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my ‘67 Corvette, and my cat. But all kidding aside, I watched the firefighters, the way they responded.”
Biden says “Jill and I have a little sense of what it’s like to lose a home” and then tells the story of when lightning struck his house in 2004 and says “I almost lost my ’67 corvette and my cat.”
According to a report from the time, the lighting strike caused “a small fire… pic.twitter.com/V8IBfoZuEW
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 22, 2023
The President also cracked a joke about the ground being hot.
WATCH: Biden’s White House handlers PANIC after Joe makes crude joke about the ground being “hot” while touring Maui disaster
“Alright Press, we’re going to jumó ahead to the next spot”
Turn your sound on and watch in disbelief
How is this man President?pic.twitter.com/zS0Nd10cil
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) August 21, 2023
The news is trickling out over the heartbreaking reality that many of the feared dead are children and Joe is talking about his corvette and cracking jokes.
So far, however, only about 400 students from the burn area have enrolled in other public schools, while about 200 signed up for distance learning, according to the state. The four schools in Lahaina served more than 3,000 students.
It is not yet clear how many children perished in the fire, or how many parents are waiting to decide where to send them to school. State education officials did not respond to requests for comment from Reuters.
“400 students from the burn area have enrolled in other public schools …200 signed up for distance learning.”
Out of 3,000 students. 600 are accounted for / enrolled in school.
How many children died in Maui? Hundreds? Thousands?
No one will say. https://t.co/WRIqF1ac3u
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 22, 2023