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With Many Dead and Over 100 Still Missing, Tone-Deaf Biden Finds 'Silver Lining' in Florida Tragedy: 'You Know What's Good About This?'

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Leave it to President Joe Biden to turn a national tragedy into an opportunity for self-adulation.

The tragedy occurred early on the morning of June 24, when a portion of a shorefront condominium located in a Miami, Florida, suburb collapsed — leaving over 100 people dead or missing — according to WPLG-TV.

When asked to comment on the emergency situation on June 24, Biden had to be reminded about the tragedy even though it had just occurred that morning.

Such behavior is par for the course for someone that has repeatedly exhibited dementia symptoms.

“Oh, yes, I apologize … yes, thank you …,” Biden stumbled, when reporters threw out questions concerning the federal response to the building collapse.

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After first chuckling about his inability to remember the horrific tragedy, the best Biden could offer when actually in Florida one week later was an incredibly tone-deaf rhetorical question.

“You know what’s good about this?” Biden asked as he sat among state leaders during a briefing on the situation.

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“It lets the nation know we can cooperate. That’s really important,” the president slurred.

In contrast, GOP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, the man Biden may face off with in the 2024 presidential race, reacted as a politician should.

“We just toured around the complex to be able to see, and the TV doesn’t do it justice,” DeSantis said during a news conference the day of the collapse, according to a Rev transcript of the briefing. “I mean, it is really, really traumatic to see the collapse of massive structure like that.”

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Since the horrific event, the governor has comforted the families of victims unaccounted for, signed the requisite executive orders and spoken with the media without patting himself on the back.

That is exactly the kind of leadership sorely needed in the White House right now.

Instead, we’re stuck with Joe Biden.

Nearly 100 men, women and children are dead or missing, and our president is busy grandstanding about how he can act like an adult.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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