- Former President Trump criticizes Biden's "no comment" on Hawaii's wildfires.
- Death toll from Maui wildfires climbs, sparking widespread reactions.
- Democrats, including former Hawaii state Rep. Mark Kaniela Ing, voice concern over Biden's response.
In the wake of the devastating wildfires in Maui, Hawaii, which led to an alarming number of casualties, Former President Trump took to TruthSocial to voice his concerns and criticisms. Commiserating with the people of Hawaii, Trump remarked on the scale and impact of the tragedy, suggesting that the devastation will likely be more widespread as inspections continue. According to him, such an event shouldn't have occurred in the first place.
Trump didn't hesitate to critique both President Biden and Hawaii's Governor, Josh Green, for their responses to the calamity. He underscored what he saw as their lack of preparedness, accusing the governor of attributing the tragedy mainly to global warming. Furthermore, Trump expressed profound dismay at Biden's "no comment" when questioned about the catastrophe, especially when the comment was accompanied by what Trump described as a seemingly carefree demeanor.
The narrative took another twist when a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee, Ammar Moussa, contrasted the emergency responses of the two presidents on the social platform X, previously known as Twitter. Moussa highlighted President Biden's swift declaration of an emergency to aid Hawaii.
Meanwhile, some Democrats also joined in the criticism of Biden's response, or lack thereof. Bloomberg's Justin Sink reported that the president remained reticent during a leisure trip to Delaware's Rehoboth Beach, even as the death toll due to the wildfires climbed. This silence elicited reactions from figures like former Hawaii state Rep. Mark Kaniela Ing, who expressed his astonishment at Biden's comment.
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