The deadly California wildfires have taken at least 71 lives with over 1,000 people reported missing, but Mr. Trump placed the blame on the state’s forest management. On Saturday morning, before Trump left the White House to make his trip to California, he told reporters:
‘We will be talking about forest management. I’ve been saying that for a long time. It should have been a lot different situation.’
When the president finally made it to California, he did not visit any victims of the wildfires and only repeated talking points about law enforcement.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 17, 2018
‘So the federal government is behind you, we’re all behind each other. I think we can truly say that. Jerry and I have been speaking, and Gavin and I have gotten to know each other, and we’re all going to work together and do a real job. In is very sad to see. As far as the lives are concerned, nobody knows quite yet. They’re up to a certain number, but we have a lot of people that aren’t accounted for. This is the kind of destruction — in fact, they’re telling me this is even not as bad as some areas. Some areas are even beyond this, they’re just charred. So the one thing we have, we have the greatest people in the world looking at helping the first responders, FEMA. FEMA has been incredible. Law enforcement always, they never let us down. So we are here and, Kevin, thank you very much for the job you’ve done and the support you’ve given in Washington. And, Kevin, anything we can do, you know we’re here. You just bring it over to the office, right? You know that.’
Trump has done similarly after hurricanes. He pays a visit but does nothing intentional to help the victims and has continued to deny disaster relief from FEMA to areas gravely affected by damage. His actions – or lack thereof are truly deplorable.
Twitter was quick to pounce on the Donald:
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