Residents became enraged when Biden took his sweet time to make an official comment on the disaster and then finally he just told a reporter, "No comment."
And get this, he said "no comment" not just once, but TWO freaking times! You can imagine how mad the folks in Hawaii are about this.
From The New York Post:
Adding insult to injury, Maui residents are fuming over the fact that Biden decided to dish out an extra $200 million to Ukraine on the exact same day when his own government only managed to scrape together a measly $700 per household for those who lost their homes in the Hawaiian wildfires.
"I don’t want him here,” Jay Awan, of Lahaina, told The Post Wednesday. “He’s just coming to Maui to look good in front of the cameras.”
Awan, 45, a cook and tiki carver, said nothing would be gained from the 80-year-old president’s visit, as his town, a once-popular resort area, has been “burned to the ground.”
He noted that even after reconstruction, which officials estimated would cost around $6 billion, the beloved island would never return to its former glory.
“It’s like a f–king warzone here,” he said of the devastation. “Maui’s never going to be the same. Lahaina’s never going to be the same.”
“They’re going to put resorts up all along here — Lahaina is going to lose its character as an old whaling village. We can’t get the historical sites back,” he lamented.
Peter Friedgen, another Lahaina resident, agreed with the sentiment, adding that he “don’t care if the president comes.”
The 66-year-old guitarist said he lost everything in the fire except for his instrument, which he strum while waiting on the outskirts of the charred city for officials to come.
“It’s a waiting game now for someone to show up — the government, insurers,” he said. “I’ve just been down the beach, waiting for people to get into town.”
It's pretty darn obvious that Biden's sudden visit is nothing but a last-ditch effort to salvage his botched response to this major natural disaster.