Biden accused of ignoring fire victims in Maui while approving more aid to Ukraine

August 16, 2023

President Joe Biden was slammed this week for appearing to abandon residents of fire-ravaged Hawaii even as he approved yet more aid to Ukraine.

The controversy began this past Friday when a reporter asked Biden about the wildfire death toll on Maui which had risen to roughly 100 people. The president responded that he had no comment on the matter.

Biden's response called "absolutely embarrassing"

Biden's response provoked outrage online, including from former Trump advisor and conservative commentator Stephen L. Miller, who complained that the president seemed more interested in vacationing than helping those who have been affected.

National Review contributor Pradheep J. Shanker condemned Biden's response as "absolutely embarrassing," adding, "The largest wildfire tragedy in modern American history, and the President has nothing significant to say about it?"

Displaced residents offered just $700

British television personality Piers Morgan spoke up as well, calling Biden's remarks "disgraceful" and "just appalling."

On Monday, Biden revealed that those who had been displaced by the fire would be eligible for a one-time payment of $700.

Critics ask why Ukrainians are being prioritized over Americans

That same day saw the Department of Defense announce another $200 million worth of assistance for Ukraine. The Post Millennial pointed out that this represented the 44th dispersal since August of 2021.

The news did not go unnoticed by Dogecoin influencer Matt Wallace, who asked, "Why are U.S. citizens treated worse than Ukrainian citizens?"


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