Joe Biden proved that he isn’t of any use in the middle of a crisis.
Officials didn’t even have time to take his calls.
Joe Biden was humiliated when these key people let him go to voicemail.
As Hurricane Ian made landfall on Wednesday President Joe Biden made separate calls to the mayors of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sarasota and the Chair of Charlotte County, Florida.
However, the president was only able to get in touch with Fort Myers’ Mayor, Kevin Anderson, and was forced to leave messages for the mayors of Cape Coral and Sarasota, as well as the Chair of Charlotte County.
Biden spoke to Anderson about “Fort Myers’ ongoing needs including support for the elderly members of the community, families that live in mobile homes and other community members who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of the storm,” according to a press release from the White House on Wednesday.
Previously on Tuesday Biden was criticized for reaching out to Florida’s mayors before reaching out to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
On Tuesday Biden first spoke with Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, St. Petersburg Mayor Ken Welch and Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard. Only on Tuesday night did he call DeSantis.
The two discussed “the steps the Federal government is taking to help Florida prepare for Hurricane Ian,” said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. “The President and the Governor committed to continued close coordination.”
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a press briefing that Biden “held separate calls” with the mayors and “discussed planning and preparation for Hurricane Ian.”
Biden “underscored his commitment to the people of Florida and made clear that impacted communities will have the full support of the federal government to augment state and local emergency response efforts,” Jean-Pierre added.
DeSantis said on Thursday the state was hit with a “500-year flood event.”
“We’ve never seen a flood event like this,” he said at a news briefing in the state’s capital, Tallahassee. “We’ve never seen a storm surge of this magnitude.”
“The amount of water that’s been rising and will likely continue to rise today even as the storm is passing is basically a 500-year flood event,” DeSantis said.
He noted that 26 states had sent support and admired the resiliency of Florida’s residents.
“The response here and the way people have reacted has been very impressive,” DeSantis added.
Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis then thanked those who donated to the Florida Disaster Fund.
“We are very appreciative and thankful for the outpouring of support. Raising more than $10 million dollars in one day to The Florida Disaster Fund demonstrates the kindness and compassion from people across this state and nation,” Casey DeSantis said at a press conference. “These private sector contributions will be deployed quickly and effectively to meet the immediate needs of those most impacted by the storm. We cannot thank people enough for their generosity.”
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