WATCH: Biden Tells Displaced Hawaiians He Knows What It’s Like to ‘Lose a Home’, Recounts Story Of Small Kitchen Fire

President Joe Biden on Monday made a questionable attempt to comfort survivors of the Maui fires, regaling them with a story about a small kitchen fire he once suffered while saying he “knows what it’s like to lose a home.”

In a clip posted to X, the president strutted across the stage while donning a lei and speaking matter-of-factly about a 2004 lightning strike that he has embellished on multiple occasions. His remarks were meant to relay sympathy to the survivors of uncontrollable fires that have displaced thousands and left a death toll of at least 115 persons as of Tuesday morning.

“We have a little sense, Jill and I, of what it’s like to lose a home. Years ago, now 15 years ago… lightning struck… and hit a wire that came up underneath our home into the heating ducts, er, air conditioning ducts. To make a long story short, I almost lost my wife, my ’67 Corvette, and my cat,” said the president.


President Biden’s story was retold last year during a visit to Superior, Colorado where he toured the damage of a winter wildfire in the city’s suburbs that destroyed more than 1,000 homes. In a rebuttal,



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