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Following the Waukesha massacre on Sunday, President Joe Biden was slow to respond, asserting that all the facts were not in yet, while former President Trump was not reluctant at all and called the tragedy “devastating, horrible, and very, very sick!”

Biden finally got around to commenting on the situation Monday afternoon. When he did so, he did not mention Christmas but instead differed to the more politically correct term “holiday.” He also did not mention Darrell Brooks who is now in custody and charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide according to police after hitting and killing at least five people with his vehicle.

“We know this morning that five families in Waukesha are facing the fresh grief of life without a loved one. At least 40 Americans are suffering from injuries, some of them in critical condition. And an entire community is struggling — struggling to cope with a horrific act of violence,” Biden said while commenting on his decision to renominate Jerome Powell for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

“Last night, the people of Waukesha were gathered to celebrate the start of a season of hope and togetherness and thanksgiving. This morning, Jill and I and the entire Biden family, and I’m sure all of us, pray that that same spirit is gonna embrace it and lift up all the victims of this tragedy, bringing comfort to those recovering from their injuries and wrapping the families of those who died in the support of our community,” he stated.

“We’re all grateful for the extraordinary work of first responders and law enforcement and emergency room doctors who are working around the clock to deal with the terrible consequences of what happened last night. My administration is monitoring the situation very closely,” Biden claimed.

Meanwhile, Biden’s predecessor had his own comments.

“The whole world is watching the tragedy which just took place in Waukesha, Wisconsin, it is devastating, horrible, and very very sick!” Trump noted in a statement released early Monday. “My heart goes out to the people of this great, beautiful and hardworking community. We must find the answers to this terrible crime, and stop these violent and depraved acts from happening again. I am with you Waukesha, and always will be!”

Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson recited the names of those who had died during a press conference on Monday afternoon. The victims included Virginia Sorenson, 79; LeAnna Owen, 71; Tamara Durand, 52; Jane Kulich, 52; and Wilhelm Hospel, 81.

Thompson also confirmed the number injured had risen from 40 to 48. The Independent is reporting that Brooks was seen eating a sandwich after the massacre.

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Instead of immediately stepping up and addressing the nation concerning the situation, the Biden White House decided to monitor it and wait before making a statement.

“President Biden was briefed this evening on the incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin”, a White House official stated, according to Meaww. But the Commander-in-Chief was nowhere to be seen.

“The White House is closely monitoring the situation in Waukesha and our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this terrible incident. We have reached out to state and local officials to offer any support and assistance as needed,” a brief White House statement said.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki also tweeted, “[email protected] was briefed last night on the tragic situation in Waukesha and he will receive regular updates. Our team is in close touch with local officials to offer any support and assistance needed. Our hearts are with the families and the entire community.”

Many found it interesting that Biden was reluctant to comment on the horror in Waukesha since he seemed to have no qualms commenting on the Kenosha riots and smearing Kyle Rittenhouse last year. The teen has now been acquitted of all charges and it has been ruled self-defense.

Biden potentially defamed Rittenhouse in a 2020 campaign ad he ran one month after the deadly riots occurred. In it, he appeared to call Rittenhouse a white supremacist when there was no evidence that was true.

People on social media could not help but see the differing reactions from Biden and Trump:

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