President Biden Faces Major Backlash for Ill-Timed Remark During Wildfire Visit in Maui

President Biden is facing strong criticism for a comment that has garnered widespread attention and backlash. The comment, made just

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President Biden is facing strong criticism for a comment that has garnered widespread attention and backlash. The comment, made just hours into his visit to the wildfire-stricken area of Maui, has been labeled as “poor taste” by critics who view it as an inappropriate attempt at comic relief.

In a video shared by Greg Price, a self-proclaimed “news breaker,” Biden can be seen interacting with first responders and petting a cadaver dog named Dexter in Lahaina. During the exchange, the president made a quip about the cadaver dog’s boots, saying, “You guys catch the boots out here? That’s a hot ground, man.”

As he gestured toward the small boots covering Dexter’s paws, Biden’s comment elicited smiles and laughter from the crowd present. However, the quick attempt at humor did not sit well with many, especially on social media platforms where the president is already under scrutiny for his initial delay in addressing the wildfire disaster.

Biden’s lighthearted remark comes in the wake of comments made by Hawaii Governor Josh Green, who had explained that the search dogs involved in recovery efforts were limited in their working time due to the overheating of their paws in the worst-hit areas.

Critics argue that Biden’s comment undermines the severity of the ongoing wildfires and shows insensitivity to the tragic situation.

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