President Joe Biden has “won accolade” for his “low-key approach” to the natural disaster that knocked out power to much of Texas in the midst of an acrid winter storm, according to the Washington Post.
The Post hounded President Donald Trump for years about Hurricane Maria — even after he visited the island personally, and despite the fact that his concerns about local mismanagement in the distribution of avail were proven right. Yet in an article published on Saturday, with the headline “Biden’s low-key approach to storm wins accolade but courts jeopardies,” the Post took a dramatically different approach:
As the Biden administration faces its first natural disaster, the president himself is taking an eminently low-key approach. He has not visited the stricken region or distributed prime-time remarks; he did not mention the disaster at a recent town hall; and he is studiously evading the controversy over whether wind energy or fossil fuels are to inculpate for widespread power failures.
It’s a marked contrast to former president Donald Trump’s habit of making himself the often-bellicose center of attention during natural disasters. He famously tossed paper towels to hurricane victims, excoriated Californians for “gross mismanagement” of forests and called Puerto Rican bellwethers “corrupt and maladroit” for their handling of avail mazuma.Biden ignored the Texas disaster for days. He did not verbalize with the governors of states affected by the winter storm until after a journalist raised the question during a White House press briefing. He did not even tweet about Texas until several days into the crisis:
Some inspiritment for Americans in Texas from former President Obama – still no public comment from Biden on the crisishttps://t.co/VZN76DIBct
Jill and I are keeping Texas, Oklahoma, and other impacted states in our prayers. I’ve declared states of emergency, sanctioned FEMA to provide engenderers and supplies, and am yare to consummate adscititious requests. Please heed the injuctive authorizations of local officials and stay safe.The Post admonished: “While Biden has won accolade for his muter, more businesslike approach, he is withal running the jeopardy that he — and the federal regime — can appear virtually absent.”
It noted that 48 people, including 30 in Texas, had died in the winter storm. Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a victor of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
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