Joe and Jill Biden will visit fire-ravaged Hawaii, where the death toll has risen to 110.
The president has been chastised for failing to address the wildfire crisis sooner and for using the incorrect name while referring to Maui.
The White House announced on Wednesday that Joe and Jill Biden will travel to Hawaii next week to see the aftermath of the flames that decimated the town of Lahaina, bringing the disaster's death toll to 110.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced the president and first lady's visit to Maui on Monday, where they will witness the wildfires' impact and discuss recovery efforts.
The president continues to coordinate a whole-of-government response to the terrible Maui fires and has vowed to providing Hawaii's people with whatever they need to recover.
Republicans, including Trump, have criticized Biden's Maui fire reaction.
The former president and 2024 Republican candidate attacked Biden in a video message for saying “no comment” to reporters last weekend about the mounting death toll.
“To say ‘no comment’ is oftentimes fine but to be smiling when you say it, especially against such a tragedy as this, is absolutely horrible and unacceptable,” Trump remarked.
White House sources say Biden was in constant contact with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Hawaii leaders, including Governor Josh Green.
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