There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018
Forest mismanagement, really?
Jesus, that is an asshole thing to say!
Here is what California is dealing with right now.
Courtesy of CNN:
A Northern California fire has become the most destructive in the state’s modern history, killing at least nine people and wiping out much of an entire town.
As firefighters struggle to contain the uncontrolled wildfires, forecasters said intense winds and low humidity could fuel the blazes and make them spread even farther.
Evacuees trapped in traffic abandoned their cars and ran with their children in tow as the Camp Fire quickly closed in on Northern California’s Butte County.
Malibu mansions burned to the ground in Southern California, while another fast-growing brush fire left employees at the Los Angeles Zoo racing to protect animals from smoke.
In Thousand Oaks, a community mourning this week’s mass shooting, a recreation center where survivors grieved was filled with people fleeing the fire.
That’s why we don’t hear him bitching at Florida for poor coastal management when they get devastated by hurricanes.
But if you are Puerto Rico, well fuck Puerto Rico, right.
And his threat of pulling federal funds is just about the ugliest, most fascist thing I have heard come out of his mouth so far.
He literally wants to let this state burn, and its people, die for not supporting him.
(By the way, most scientists agree that the reason for increased wildfires in California is climate change, not forest mismanagement.)