Biden’s Hawaii visit stank of tackiness from the vacation outfit to the low-energy campaign style. Rather than coming as a national leader offering help, Biden used the devastation to prance around looking like the finishing act on Hawaii Night at a senior center. And still it got even worse.
On the Biden scale of lies, the kitchen fire of 2004 doesn’t even begin to compare to his lie that his son died in Iraq or that he fought for civil rights, but it’s still a Biden standard that he repeats all the time.
Later in his remarks, the president added: “And I know, having had a house burn down with my wife in it — she got out safely, God willing — that having a significant portion of it burn, I can tell: 10 minutes makes a hell of a difference.”
The line about “having a significant portion of it burn” matches what Biden said in a 2013 speech in which he thanked firefighters and EMTs who “got my wife out” from the fire sparked by lightning.
However, at the time of the 2004 blaze, fire officials told the Associated Press that the lightning strike merely caused a small fire that was contained to the kitchen.
“Luckily, we got it pretty early,” Cranston Heights Fire Company Chief George Lamborn told the wire service, noting there were no injuries from the blaze.
Politicians lie all the time, but if there’s a place not to tell that story, it’s at the scene of devastating fires where the official death toll is up to 115 and likely to rise a lot higher considering the number of missing people.
Biden compared a small kitchen fire he once had in his home, to thousands of Maui residents losing their entire homes, cars, and possessions. pic.twitter.com/zT2peXLJPo
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But Joe Biden just can’t help himself.
President Biden, while visiting the fire-ravaged remains of Maui, said he knows what it is like to lose a home, recalling that 15 years ago lightning started a fire in his residence in Delaware.
“I don’t want to compare difficulties, but we have a little sense, Jill and I, of what it was like to lose a home,” Biden said. “Years ago, now, 15 years, I was in Washington doing ‘Meet the press’… Lightning struck at home on a little lake outside the home, not a lake a big pond. It hit the wire and came up underneath our home, into the…air condition ducts.
“To make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my 67 Corvette, and my cat,” the president added.
Not to mention his mind.
Biden doesn’t want to “compare difficulties” with people who lost homes and lives. But he can’t help telling his tall tale anyway. At least he didn’t claim to have lost his son in a fire in WWII in Iraq.