President Joe Biden learnt the after-effects of the wildfires in Maui where he appeared to joke about the “hot ground.”
The minute occurred on Monday as the president mingled with a very first responder, triggering laughter from individuals nearby.
“You people catch the boots out here? That’s a hot ground, man,” he joked.
JUST IN: President Biden jokes about how hot the ground remains in Maui after a fire ripped through, eliminating hundreds.
“You guys catch the boots out here? That’s a hot ground, man,” he joked.
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In another moment, the president resolved Maui’s wildfire victims, and he attempted to associate with them by citing a fire his house endured back in 2004.
“I don’t want to compare problems, but we have a little sense, Jill and I, what it’s like to lose a house,” he stated.
Biden said that he practically “lost my partner, my ’67 Corvette, and my cat.”
The president used the moment to commend firefighters for their bravery.
According to a 2004 report from Firehouse.com, the fire at the Biden residence was included to the cooking area:
Lightning struck the house of Sen. Joseph Biden, starting a little fire that was included to the cooking area.
Nobody was hurt in Sunday’s fire, which started amid a storm that caused major flooding in Pennsylvania and knocked out power to hundreds of Delaware homes and businesses.
Firefighters got here to find heavy smoke originating from your home, however were able to keep the flames from spreading beyond the cooking area, said Cranston Heights Fire Business Chief George Lamborn.
Biden tells Maui wildfire victims, “I do not wish to compare troubles, but …” then tells a made up story about losing his home to a fire.
According to a 2004 AP report, it was “a little fire … contained to the cooking area” that “was under control in 20 minutes.” pic.twitter.com/DNY0Tyatg7
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The president got here in Maui to survey the damage from the wildfires after 13 days.
“The country grieves with you, stands with you, and will do whatever possible to help you recover, reconstruct, and respect culture and traditions,” Biden stated.
An approximated 480 individuals have actually died in the devastating fire, with over 800 still missing out on. Hawaii Gov. Josh Green (D) said on Sunday that a majority of those unaccounted for are most likely children.
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