Letters to the Editor – August 21, 2023

The problem: President Biden again refused to comment on the wildfires in Hawaii.

This president’s missteps continue to mount (“The Biden Disaster,” Aug. 18).

I’m sure his “no comment” statements on the monumental tragedy in Hawaii will hurt those who have lost everything.

Is this really the person who wants to rule this country? Perhaps we should also ask the people of East Palestine.

“The Biden Disaster” has highlighted how badly we lack a true leader. People are tired of hearing about his nefarious son and speculating about the role he played.

They are also fed up with former President Donald Trump, who, while unfairly persecuted on some counts, is more or less tainted in the eyes of most former supporters.

People deserve better. It is time to leave this endless Biden/Trump maelstrom behind. It’s time to cut the losses and turn to new candidates who have a vision for big things.

Betsy Flor

Putnam Valley

Every president deals with a national catastrophe in his own way. President Biden opted for “no comment” until he could assess the situation.

After assessing the situation in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Trump opted to throw paper towels.

Kathryn Ruskin

Boynton Beach, Fla

Destroyed vehicles and buildings after a wildfire last week on Wednesday August 16, 2023 in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Destroyed vehicles and buildings after a wildfire last week on Wednesday August 16, 2023 in Lahaina, Hawaii.
New York Post

When Trump was President and faced with a crisis, he was there to address the issue head-on.

Apparently, many Americans weren’t paying attention.

In fact, Biden overwhelmingly defeated Trump in the 2020 presidential election in Hawaii.

Overall, a majority of people chose to put an idiot in the White House. And now we’re all paying for it with high inflation, high food and energy prices, and open-border policies.

What Biden has shown is that he has a knack for taking but not for giving.

Nicholas Maffey


The reason Joe hadn’t commented was because the people who run this administration didn’t give him a map as to what to say. Pretty sure he was told not to say anything without being instructed by them.

Perhaps reporters could also ask him if he would at least wave to the people of East Palestine, Ohio when Air Force One flies overhead.


Middletown, NJ

Of course, Biden said “no comment” when asked about Maui.

He didn’t have his minions around to help him give even a rudimentary answer, nor did he have a teleprompter or paper notes to refer to.

I look forward to next year: will he come out of his basement? What a sad comment about our once proud nation.

Lillian Marsano


Wow: FEMA is donating just $700 per household to Americans on Maui who are just going through the most horrible time of their lives. This is a travesty.

In the meantime, we’re donating another $24 billion to Ukraine while illegal immigrants get phones, health care, housing and education. Can someone please explain to me how this is correct?

No wonder Biden is running away from the press and not answering questions.

This man and his government are an absolute disgrace to our country and a laughingstock to the entire world.

I’m not ashamed to be an American, but I’m ashamed of the people who currently run the country.

Jean Cole

Juno Beach, Fla

For a long time I thought Biden was the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz singing, “If only I had a brain.”

I was wrong. He’s the tin man, he has no heart.

T King


The best way to get aid to Maui is to tell the Biden administration that there are illegal immigrants there who need food, shelter, clothing and medical supplies. It will be amazing how quickly the administration would be willing to help.

It is very sad to see that this administration does not care about American citizens.

Charlie Yannelli

Barnegat, NJ

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DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing dustinjones@ustimetoday.com.

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