The Biden Administration’s August 30th press conference, led by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre, went far from well for the administration, mostly because it got hammered over its response to Maui wildfires.
That came when Fox News White House White House correspondent Peter Doocy called out the difference between how quickly and effectively the administration responded to Hurricane Idalia and the seeming lethargy with which it responded to the Maui wildfires.
Doocy asked, “Okay. And it seems like the hurricane response so far is robust. Did you guys realize that the initial Hawaii wildfire response was not that good or is it just easier for people to get help from the White House when the President is not on vacation?”
KJP wasn’t having it. First she snapped at Doocy, saying that she disagreed with the very premise of the question and the way it was asked, saying, “So, the premise of your question and the way you pose your question, I disagree, just for the record.”
Continuing, she told him to talk to Hawaii’s Democrat politicians, namely the governor and senators, who she said would respond to him by giving a glowing review of how Team Biden handled the situation and responded to the wildfires.
She said, “So, if you talk to — if you were to do your reporting and speak to the governor of Hawaii, the senators of Hawaii, the folks on the ground, they would say that the President reacted in record time when it came to dealing with the wildfires, when it came to dealing and making sure that they got everything that they need on the federal level to deal with what was going on on the ground.”
She then claimed that the number of officials from the federal government who are now in Hawaii to respond to the wildfire are evidence that the administration did a good job responding, saying, “Let’s not forget, there were more than 600 federal employees on the ground already to assist with the wildfires in Maui.”
Ignored there was that Doocy didn’t ask what the administration is now doing to help the Hawaiians, but rather how it initially responded and if it had learned from what many alleged was its lethargy in rectifying the situation and helping the stricken island’s residents.
In any case, KJP continued with her snippy response to Doocy’s question, one which obviously grated on her, snapping that not only is Doocy’s question wrong in its premises, but that he should go talk to the aforementioned Democrat officials about how well Team Biden has done.
Ending her obviously angry answer to Doocy, KJP said, “So, your question is — is wrong — it’s flawed in many, many ways. And I would — I would — I would advise you to go speak to the governor and the local and state officials in — in Hawaii.”
Watch KJP give that angry response to Peter Doocy here:
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