This week, Fox News contributor Peter Doocy posed a straightforward question to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre regarding President Biden’s actions regarding Hurricane Idalia.
From what we can tell, the president has been very active in the reaction to the disaster. Even though he doesn’t like politics, he told reporters that he has faith in DeSantis. Doocy’s question was meant to find out why Biden’s reaction to this natural disaster appeared so “robust” when he said “no comment” when the Maui wildfires happened.
“Did you guys know that the first response to the wildfires in Hawaii wasn’t that great, or is it actually simpler for individuals to get assistance from the White House whenever the president isn’t on vacation?” Doocy asked, pointing to Biden’s trips this past month to Lake Tahoe in addition to Rehoboth Beach.
Reporters like Peter Alexander of NBC News and Annie Linskey of the Wall Street Journal, who were sitting near Doocy, looked shocked by the question.
Jean-Pierre also wasn’t happy, of course.
“So, just to be clear, I disagree with the basis of your question as well as the way you asked it,” she said.
The press secretary said that Doocy should talk to Hawaii officials, who will tell him that Biden “reacted within record time” to the Maui flames. The state governor as well as the U.S. senators she mentioned are also Democrats.
“If you did your reporting and talked to the governor of the state of Hawaii, senators from the state, and people on the ground, these individuals would confirm that the president responded in record time as he dealt with the wildfires while making sure they had everything they needed from the federal government to deal with everything that was going on,” she said.
So, she said, “Your question is not right. It’s not right in many, many levels.”
Interestingly, Jean-Pierre didn’t ask Doocy to talk to the people of Maui, many of whom were upset with Biden’s response which they thought was not very good.