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Biden Vows to ‘Rebuild the Way People of Maui Want It Built’

Posted on AllSides August 21st, 2023
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Haiyun Jiang for The New York Times

President Biden flew over the blackened remains of Lahaina on Monday in his first visit since the deadly wildfires and declared: “The devastation is overwhelming.”

And in remarks in Lahaina near a 150-year-old banyan tree that survived the fire to become a symbol of hope, Mr. Biden repeatedly called Hawaii “the kingdom of Hawaii” as he emphasized his commitment to rebuilding.

“We’re going to rebuild the way people of Maui want it built,” he declared.

The president also sought to assure residents of Maui that they would be involved in...

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