Ex-President Trump criticized President Biden’s silence on the devastating wildfires in Hawaii, describing it as “terribly inappropriate.”
In a recent video on TruthSocial, Trump commented on the severe wildfires in Maui that resulted in numerous casualties.
“I wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the people of Hawaii, especially those deeply affected by the wildfires in Maui, an incident so rare and unprecedented,” Trump remarked.
“The devastation from this disaster is likely more extensive than initially anticipated, as assessments of homes, vehicles, and other places are still ongoing,” Trump added. “It’s unfortunate that such an event occurred.”
Furthermore, Trump criticized Hawaii’s Democratic Governor Josh Green’s handling of the situation before expressing his dissatisfaction with Biden’s reticent response.
Trump mentioned that the local “administration was caught off-guard and the post-disaster handling is quite inadequate, with the governor attributing it mostly to climate change and other spontaneous reasons.”
“Today, when questioned about the incident as he was possibly returning from a beach visit, Biden, whom I view as one of the least effective presidents in our nation’s history, responded with a dismissive ‘no comment’ while appearing indifferent. There’s a time and place for ‘no comment,’ but it’s disheartening to see it used in the face of such a calamity,” Trump emphasized.
“It’s regrettable that Biden remains silent on Maui’s situation, reminiscent of his silence on the train accident in East Palestine, Ohio,” he continued.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families affected,” Trump expressed. “While nothing can bring back your dear ones, cherish the memories, knowing they are always with you.”
“We’ll uphold their legacy together, and you have my deepest sympathies,” he concluded.
In response to Trump’s statement, Democratic National Committee spokesperson Ammar Moussa highlighted the contrasting responses of the two presidents during emergencies on X, the platform previously known as Twitter.
“Upon hearing the news, President Biden quickly declared a state of emergency to support Hawaii,” Moussa noted. “Trump’s actions, however, tell a different story.”
A Democratic representative from Hawaii expressed dismay at President Biden’s indifferent response to inquiries about the wildfires, labeling it “surprising” and “rather unfortunate.”
Justin Sink, a White House correspondent for Bloomberg, noted on Sunday that during Biden’s vacation in Delaware, he refrained from commenting on the escalating death toll from the wildfires, which stood at 96 by Monday, with many more unaccounted for.
“After spending some time at Rehoboth beach, when @potus was questioned about the Hawaii disaster, his response was simply, ‘No comment,’ before he left for home,” Sink shared on X.