Joe Biden refused to comment on the rising death toll in Hawaii following the devastating fires as the president spent two hours on Sunday relaxing on the beach in Delaware.
The 80-year-old was seen reclining on a sun lounger on Rehoboth Beach, near his holiday home in the state. Earlier, he attended mass at St. Edmond’s Catholic Church in the resort town.
As Biden left the beach, the White House correspondent for Bloomberg asked for his response to the wildfires that have killed 93 people.
‘No comment,’ the president replied.
Hawaii’s governor and senators – all Democrats – have repeatedly thanked Biden for immediately approving an emergency declaration, which frees up federal rescue funds, and sending FEMA officials.