President Joe Biden decided to head to the beach as the state of Hawaii deals with the aftermath of a disastrous blaze that has essentially wiped out an island.
Biden again ignores questions as he takes a leisurely bike ride at the beach — despite multiple crises at home and abroad.
Today is Biden’s 371st vacation day since taking office. pic.twitter.com/L1bau5GfEY
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 13, 2023
The horrific and devastating wildfires that are tearing through the beautiful island of Maui have already claimed over 93 lives, with the death toll expected to only climb higher. Search and rescue teams are desperately combing through the wreckage, desperately looking for those who have gone missing or were unable to get away before the fire swept in. Officials worry that the unstable structures and ash-filled debris make it difficult for crews to enter, not to mention the hot spots and smoke that create dangerous conditions for rescue and recovery.
The destruction that has been left behind has been described as an “apocalyptic” scene. Residents of the island are struggling to make sense of their loss, while many have banded together to help those who have been left homeless in the wake of the disaster. Questions still remain as to what sparked the wildfires and why warnings and preventative efforts were not implemented prior to the tragedy.
Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are calling for patience as they try to locate all of those who have been affected by the fires. They are also asking families of those missing to submit DNA so they can aid with the identification process in the aftermath of the disaster. Unfortunately, many of the victims are still considered John and Jane Does for authorities, as they are unable to positively identify them.
Frustrated over the lack of action residents are doing what they can.
A group of locals in Honokowai were filling up gas cans on their own dime to distribute to towns in need. Power is back in west Maui, some places have Starlink and cell towers are being set up. But still no large-scale govt presence where we were. pic.twitter.com/TXu3TDYZWF
— Kellen Browning (@Kellen_Browning) August 13, 2023
Meanwhile, Joe sat on the beach, and Bloomberg’s White House Correspondent Justin Sink reported Biden said, “no comment” when asked about the devastation on August 13, 2023.
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