While Maui Smolders, Biden Goes on Vacation

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You’d think as President of the United States, Joe Biden, or at least his staff, would be super wary of bad optics, you know, situations that make either Biden or the White House, in general, look bad. Yet, here we are again, with a domestic disaster at hand and a president who chooses to go on vacation rather than deal with it.

Yes, I’m talking about the wildfires in Maui.

To date, they have been the deadliest in over a century, with at least 106 dead and likely more to be found as recovery efforts continue. Unlike with most wildfires, there was an extreme lack of warning for those in Maui. Hundreds were literally forced to jump into the ocean to save themselves from the deadly flames.

Also, unlike most domestic disasters, our president has been mostly mum on the whole thing.

In fact, when asked about it last week, just days after the brunt of the fires burned down an entire town in hours, Biden’s only comment was “No comment.”

To be clear, it doesn’t get much more cold-hearted than that.

Then, later, when it became apparent that he needed to get involved on at least some level, he could only offer the Maui survivors a measly $700 per household. A one-time “gift” that won’t even cover one month of rent in lower-taxed and cost-of-living states, let alone Hawaii, where both are much higher than just about anywhere else in the nation.

And now, we get word that Biden won’t even make a trip to Maui to see the damage, the people, anything for himself.

Instead, he’s taking a week-long vacation to the luxurious Lake Tahoe.

According to KRNV-DT, Biden is set to arrive there on Friday and leave the following Thursday. This, of course, is after he just returned from yet another weekend trip to his Rehoboth Beach house in Delaware.

It’s no wonder he’s the least favorite president since Jimmy Carter…