2018-08-06 06:05:10 UTC
As California wildfires claimed their seventh victim, Donald Trump finally
weighed in on the tragedy with one of his most confounding tweets ever, blaming
California for the blazes because it diverts water to the Pacific Ocean.
He also blamed the states bad environmental laws the most protective in the
nation and trees. He called for a tree clear to stop fire spreading.
He failed to express condolences to the families of the victims, thank
firefighters, or offer comfort to Californians afraid for their lives, homes and
Donald J. Trump
California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad
environmental laws which arent allowing massive amount of readily available
water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean. Must
also tree clear to stop fire spreading!
3:06 PM - Aug 5, 2018
Its unclear what the president meant by water diverted into the Pacific.
California allocates water among residents, agricultural and industrial use, and
for wetlands and wildlife, including water mandated to protect endangered
species. But state waters eventually drain into the ocean. As one tweeter
responded: Water running into the Pacific Ocean is called a river. And
firefighters havent complained of a lack of water for battling the blazes.
Twitter users were stunned the president failed to express concern about people
suffering in the fires. But most readers were stumped or derisive. One
responded: Thanks, genius. Problem solved.