Biden says "Jill and I have a little sense of what it's like to lose a home" and then tells the story of when lightning struck his house in 2004 and says "I almost lost my '67 corvette and my cat."— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 22, 2023
According to a report from the time, the lighting strike caused "a small fire… pic.twitter.com/V8IBfoZuEW
Most everybody knows, without being told, that the entire point of a Presidential visit to a disaster area is to show empathy and concern for those who have born the brunt of the suffering.
Instead of bringing the solemnity appropriate for such a visit, what Biden brought to the occasion just trivialized the death of more than 100 confirmed casualties, and the many hundreds of missing persons whose whereabouts remain unknown.
He shared the story of a small fire that damaged his home after a lightning strike.
With an entire community reduced to ash, and nearly a thousand families either mourning or twisting in that twilight limbo between hope and despair as they await news of their loved ones’ fates, Joe told them a story about the time that fire almost cost him his wife, his cat, and — horror of horrors — his beloved Corvette.