If you can believe it, Joe Biden is going to leave the White House to go somewhere other than Delaware.
This week, it was announced that Jill and Joe Biden will both be traveling to Maui next week to visit the site of the wildfires disaster, reported NBC News.
This is nothing more than a PR move for Biden, as he was taking considerable heat for not having already gone, which, of course, led to the media bringing up the fact that he still has not visited Palestine, OH, after the chemical spill that destroyed the Ohio town.
Time to Leave
Biden first mentioned the trip when he was in Wisconsin to talk about the Inflation Reduction Act, you know, that legislation that does nothing to address inflation.
Ironically, on that trip, his plane more than likely passed right over Palestine, but Biden could simply not find the time to stop in and check out the scene.
Nothing is ever official, however, until Karine Jean-Pierre says so, as she has often walked back promises made by Biden.
Jean-Pierre released a statement confirming the trip, stating, “The President and First Lady will travel to Maui on Monday, August 21 to meet with first responders, survivors, as well as federal, state, and local officials, in the wake of deadly wildfires on the island,” reported CNN.
FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell added, “Our biggest goal was to make sure that we weren’t going to disrupt the ability of our search and rescue teams to continue their operations, and when I was just briefing the president and he spoke with [Green], he asked the governor if this was going to be an appropriate time and the governor agreed.”
That is a complete and utter crock.
Virtually every president we have had in modern history has put boots on the ground after a tragedy simply because that is what you are supposed to do.
Recovery-wise, does it make a difference? No, but the people feel like they are important and their concerns are being heard. It serves as a morale boost for a community badly in need of one.
Additionally, by seeing the situation firsthand, it might just get the administration to light a fire under someone’s butt to get things moving quicker.
Don’t expect everyone in Maui to give Joe a warm reception, however, because residents are already telling him to stay home, that he took too long to do this and it is clearly only a PR move.
Just another domestic disaster for a man that has more than any president I can remember.