Donald Trump Issues Video Statement on Maui Fires
President Trump on Monday issued a video statement regarding the devastating fires in Maui.
“I would like to express my sympathy and warmest regards to the people of Hawaii, and specifically all of those who have been gravely and irreparably hurt by the tragedy of the wildfires in Maui, something the likes of which have seldom been seen any where at any time,” Trump said.
“The death caused by this catastrophic event will be far worse than ever expected now that houses and cars and other areas are being inspected. The sad thing is it should never have happened. Our government was not prepared and, very importantly, the aftermath is going very poorly with the governor of the island wanting to do nothing but blame it on global warming and other things that happen to just pop into his head,” he continued.
“When asked about it today as he was getting into a car, perhaps coming home from the beach where he has been spending a great deal of time, crooked Joe Biden, the most incompetent president in the history of our country, with a laugh and a smile said he had no comment on the death and the tragedy,” he said.
“To say no comment is often times fine, but to be smiling when you say it, especially against such a tragedy as this, is absolutely horrible and unacceptable. It is a disgraceful thing that Joe Biden refuses to help or comment on the tragedy in Maui, just as he refused to help or comment on the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, for a very, very long time,” he continued.
“In any event, hopefully everyone will be able to pull together so that a horrible situation does not get even worse. To the families affected, I give you my love and sympathy. Nothing can ever replace your loved ones, but you’ll always have the memories and we’ll feel their great love surrounding and embracing you. Together we will continue to carry their legacy forward and I love you all very much. Thank you,” he concluded.
Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Devastating Maui Wildfires pic.twitter.com/ReHhmhfYj6
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) August 14, 2023
Here’s a backup via Truth Social.
As Donald Trump mentioned, Joe Biden said he had “no comment” on the Maui tragedy.
Reporters GASP as Joe Biden runs from their questions about rising count of Americans DEAD from Maui wildfire disaster to tan at the beach: “NO COMMENT!” pic.twitter.com/MHOkr2kRUz
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 14, 2023
According to reports, the death toll in Maui is nearly 100.
However, many people suspect the number is likely much higher.
CBS News reports:
The death toll in Hawaii from the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century ticked toward 100, fueling criticism that government inaction contributed to the heavy loss of life.
At least 99 people were confirmed to have died as of Monday, but officials warned the figure was likely to rise as recovery crews with cadaver dogs work their way through hundreds of homes and burned-out vehicles in Lahaina. =
“There are more fatalities that will come,” Hawaii Gov. Josh Green told “CBS Mornings.” “The fire was so hot that what we find is the tragic finding that you would imagine, as though a fire has come through and it’s hard to recognize anybody.”
The historic coastal town on the island of Maui was almost entirely destroyed by the fast-moving inferno Tuesday and Wednesday, with survivors saying there had been no warnings.