White House Spokesperson Affirms Biden's Support for Maui, but His Actual Whereabouts Tell a Different Story
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Maui to tour the damage caused by wildfires that swept through western Maui. The presi
President Biden and First Lady Visit Wildfire-Damaged Maui
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited Maui to tour the damage caused by wildfires that swept through western Maui. The president's spokesperson emphasized that one of Biden's priorities was to ensure that residents were aware of his presence and support since the beginning of the crisis. The visit came after reporters questioned Biden multiple times about his plans to visit the affected areas.
Spokesperson's Statement on Biden's Support
According to a tweet by RNC Research, a spokesperson for President Joe Biden named Olivia Dalton has stated that Biden will ensure he communicates to the residents of Maui that he has been supporting them since the beginning. The tweet includes a video clip of Dalton making the statement.
Critics Challenge Biden's Involvement
Critics have challenged claims made by spokesperson Olivia Dalton that President Biden has been actively involved in responding to the deadly fires. They argue that on the first day of the fires, when over 100 people died and hundreds went missing, the president was on vacation.
Biden Declines to Comment on Rising Death Toll
President Biden declined to comment on the rising death toll in Maui when asked by the press during his visit to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Press Corps Kept at a Distance
The article describes an incident where the President returned to the White House from a weekend at the beach. Staffers prevented members of the press corps from getting close to the President, keeping them at a distance as he walked from Marine One to the West Wing. The distance was so great that the President couldn't hear the questions being shouted by the press.
Criticism of Biden's Response
The content provided is a tweet criticizing President Biden for allegedly smirking and ignoring reporters' questions about the rising death toll of the Maui wildfires while he was in Wisconsin for a speech on the economy.
Greenwald's Critique of Media Coverage
Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald has criticized the corporate media for their unequal coverage of President Biden's failure to answer questions. Greenwald highlighted that previous presidents have faced severe criticism for similar actions.
Comparison to Previous Leaders' Actions
The content provided is a statement from journalist Glenn Greenwald criticizing President Joe Biden for not visiting Maui during the electricity crisis in Texas. Greenwald compares this to the backlash that former President George Bush faced for flying over New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and Senator Ted Cruz faced for leaving Texas during the same crisis. Greenwald highlights that Biden has taken two vacations and has not spoken much about the situation in Texas.
Criticism of Media's Lack of Accountability
The author criticizes President Biden for not taking action or making public statements during a devastating fire disaster. They believe that the media is not holding Biden accountable because they do not want to affect his chances of winning the next election.
Greenwald's Accusation Against Media
Glenn Greenwald, a journalist and author, criticized President Biden for not taking action or making comments during a devastating fire disaster. Greenwald accused the corporate media of not holding Biden accountable in order to protect his chances of winning the next election.