In yet another completely out-of-touch moment, President Joe Biden addressed the victims of the Maui fire on Monday. He attempted to relate to their anguish by telling them a story about when his home in Delaware was struck by lightning while he was doing “Meet the Press” in D.C. on a “sunny Sunday,” apparently, two very important details to the story.
“To make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my ’67 Corvette, and my cat.”
The story couldn’t have been short enough.
While I am as sympathetic as anyone regarding the potential loss of a cat, the president really needs to learn how to read a room.
If you have to start the sentence with, “I don’t want to compare difficulties, but …” then you should probably keep your mouth shut.
I have yet to find a video including any audience response, but I can only imagine the dumbfounded look on people’s faces. The gentlemen musicians standing behind Biden looked as if they were trying to resist not look as shocked as they were.
Someone needs to teach the president the art of empathy.
No one who’s just had their home and everything they own burned to ashes by an out-of-control wildfire want to hear about your 1967 Corvette, Joe. Even if it was true. Which, apparently, it wasn’t.
Joe Biden: Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies
A 2004 report from the Associated Press, archived by LexisNexis, stated lightning struck the Bidens’ home and started a “small fire that was contained to the kitchen.” The report said firefighters got the blaze under control in 20 minutes and that they were able to keep the flames from spreading beyond the kitchen.
Apparently, firefighters on the scene deemed the fire in the Biden household kitchen to be “insignificant” despite Biden claiming in October of last year that “we almost lost a couple firefighters.”
Recounting exaggerated events like this does not endear voters to the incumbent seeking a second term.
Residents on the street who watched the president’s motorcade pass by didn’t exactly give Biden a warm welcome. I can only imagine what they’d have done had they been in the room to hear his tall tale. I’m pretty sure I know who won’t be voting for Biden in 2024.
If Biden is lying about stupid stuff like his house being torched and watching a bridge collapse to make himself more relatable, is it really a stretch to believe that he’d lie about things that would land him in serious hot water?
Things like who the “big guy” is or that he has no knowledge of his son’s overseas business dealings with China, Ukraine, and other foreign adversaries.
A Leopard Doesn’t Change His Spots
Joe Biden has been swindling the American Public since he was sworn into office in 1973 in the Senate.
The far-left agenda he is pursuing as president is completely out of step with his 36-year record in the Senate.
Before being elevated to the White House, he voted to ban homosexuals from serving in the military and to bar the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.
He was a leading opponent of mandatory desegregation bussing.
In 1987, Biden ran for president but withdrew after a scandal ensued when it was discovered he plagiarized a speech by Neil Kinnock, the British Leader of the Opposition and Labour Party leader.
Biden was also said to have used without attribution substantial portions of speeches by Robert Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey.
Even back then, a Time article with the subtitle “Does Joe Biden talk too much?” recognized Biden’s tendencies to be inappropriate.
Laurence I. Barrett, a former TIME national political correspondent who profiled Biden during his three-month-long presidential bid in the run-up to the 1988 election, wrote “Biden’s mouth is both his greatest asset and his greatest liability,” shortly after Biden announced his candidacy.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Joe Biden is an opportunist who will lie, cheat, and steal to seize and maintain power.
Jennifer Galardi is the politics and culture editor and opinion writer for 19FortyFive.com. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Pepperdine University and produces and hosts the podcast Connection with conversations that address health, culture, politics, and policy. In a previous life, she wrote for publications in the health, fitness, and nutrition space. In addition, her pieces have been published in the Epoch Times and Pepperdine Policy Review. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.