President Trump, who is currently in France, made a number of tweets today about the multiple fires in California. He mentioned the number of firefighters fighting the fires, the amount of damage, and blessed them all.
“More than 4,000 are fighting the Camp and Woolsey Fires in California that have burned over 170,000 acres. Our hearts are with those fighting the fires, the 52,000 who have evacuated, and the families of the 11 who have died. The destruction is catastrophic. God Bless them all.” He tweeted.
President Trump blamed state forest mismanagement for the California wildfires and threatening to withhold federal funding if management does not improve. “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!”
Clearly The President is not intimidated by the snowflakes that make up the Democratic government of the State of California. President Trump is had no problem tossing the world’s 5th largest economy around like a little rag doll.
As expected, local firefighters condemned Trump’s comments. The International Association of Fire Fighters and California Professional Fire Fighters had both condemned Trump’s original statement blaming mismanagement. “To minimize the crucial, life-saving work being done and to make crass suggestions such as cutting off funding during a time of crisis shows a troubling lack of real comprehension about the disaster at hand and the dangerous job our fire fighters do,” said IAFF president Harold Schaitberger.